By Julie Zeilinger
Younger women at the present time have a foul recognition, and for reliable cause: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend extra time on fb than they do in school, and their urge for food for cloth possessions and fact television is matched purely via their overwhelming apathy approximately vital social and political matters. Right?
FBomb weblog author Julie Zeilinger debunks those (and different) myths approximately glossy formative years in a bit F’d Up, the 1st e-book approximately feminism for younger ladies of their teenagers and twenties to really be written through considered one of their friends. during this obtainable guide, Zeilinger takes a serious, sincere, and funny examine the place younger feminists are as a iteration, and the place they’re going—and she does so from the point of view of somebody who’s within the trenches correct along her readers.
Fun, humorous, and interesting, a bit F’d Up is a must-read for the starting to be variety of clever, proficient younger women in the market who're able to commence discovering their voice—and altering the area.
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The creation of the National Organization for Women (NOW) - the central "liberal" feminist organization is difficult to read as a collective moment of solving problems of role strain. NOW was founded in 1966 by professional women who served on state commissions on the status of women, and who had been appointed 28 TO WHOM DO YOU REFER? to these commissions because of their roles in political interest groups, trade unions, and other institutions (Freeman 1975:54-55). Conference attenders at a June 1966 national meeting of these commissions were thwarted in passing a resolution that would have asked the new federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to take sex discrimination as seriously as race discrimination.
8 Underground newspapers and magazines should be seen as organizations in themselves that both disseminated information and articulated discontent (Blackwell forthcoming; G. Rosen 1974). By 1971, more than 100 (white) women's liberation journals and newspapers were in circulation (Hole and Levine 1971; Marx Ferree and Hess 1985:72); Marta Cotera (1980) estimated that during the 1970s, there were at least ten newspapers and magazines dedicated to Chicana feminism (with other popular Chicano movement journals publishing feminist writings).
With whom did they feel common cause? The standard answer derived from reading the case studies of secondwave feminism, and articulated in the arguments of both Freeman and Lewis, is that each group of feminists compared themselves to the men in their community. This standard answer is related to the practice of holding class and race constant when talking about 1960s social movements; that is, since feminist activists in each community were middle class and of the same race as the men in their communities, their problems with equality consisted of gender oppression, and it is along that axis that they suffered subordination.
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