Click : when we knew we were feminists

Format: Print Book 2010
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Summary
When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women- including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner- who share stories about how that moment took shape for them. Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard- and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.
Contents
I'm gonna wash that king right out of my hair / Elisa Albert
One is silver and the other's gold / Jennifer Baumgardner
Seventeen years of ridicule : a young feminist's polemic / Nellie Beckett
Cross-stitch and soap operas following football / Jordan Berg Powers
Killing in the name of / Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne
Empowerment in soft focus : growing up female with ADHD / Li Sydney Cornfeld
You are what you wear / Anitra Cottledge
Feminism, warts and all / Marni Grossman
God, sex, and Pythagoras / Shelby Knox
The right pitch / Colleen Lutz Clemens
Born-again feminist / Jillian Mackenzie
Not my mother's hose / Courtney E. Martin
I was not aborted and further miscellanea / Winter Miller
The women's center / Olessa Pindak
I was a secret rich kid : a tale of class unconsciousness / Karen Pittelman
Finding and making the reasons / Sophie Pollitt-Cohen
I married a war correspondent / Alissa Quart
Righteous little beaver / Amy Richards
The feminist evolution of an artist, survivor, conjurer from the tropics / Marta L. Sanchez
"What's the female version of a hustler?" : womanist training for a Bronx nerd / Joshunda Sanders
You can't rape a whore : a love story / Rachel Shukert
Anita and me / Deborah Siegel
My number one must-have / Amy Spalding
The brown girl's guide to labels / Mathangi Subramanian
Word and deed / J. Courtney Sullivan
On reading Katie Roiphe / Rebecca Traister
An engineering approach to feminism / Janet Tsai
I was an obnoxious teenage feminist / Jessica Valenti
Pillow dancing and other failed hetero experiments / Miriam Zoila PeĢrez.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Compiled by authors Martin (Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters) and Sullivan (Commencement), this volume looks at the catalytic moments when 28 women (and one man) found their way to feminism. Including writers, activists, and educators, contributors provide perspective and personal revelations from all stages of life. Joshunda Sanders, an Austin newspaper reporter, talks about growing up poor and black in "the least desirable place in New York" and how it led to her embrace of "womanist" thought; Indian American writer and educator Mathangi Subramanian describes years of struggle with the feminist "label," navigating the cross-currents of her grandmother's pressure to marry and her mother's enthusiasm for independence (and feminist classics like Susan Estrich's Sex & Power); Martin herself contributes a piece contrasting her own coming-of-age, involving a college visit from Manifesta authors Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, with her mother's: "This wasn't the swishy skirt feminism that my mom had manifested at her once-a-month women's groups. This was contemporary, witty, brash, even a little sexy." With this enervating collection, Martin and Sullivan help continue that modernizing trend. (May) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Feminists -- Biography.
Women authors -- Biography.
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. :Seal Press,2010
Contributors Martin, Courtney E.
Sullivan, J. Courtney.
Language English
Description 237 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781580052856
1580052851
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