Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them

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The book is educational, charmed and hopeful. Reading the words of such powerful feminist activists, ones who push for change everyday through their writing and their art, is as inspiring as it is important. These are not ‘essays’. Let’s clarify that from the get-go. These entries are more akin to anecdotes. Of course, this is not necessarily an issue; the issue is that they vary so much in quality and relevance that they don’t hang together particularly well as a collection. There are incidents that I actually felt perpetuated some stereotypes, and others that functioned only as filler material. However, let's assume that this book is intended for newbie feminists. It is still the absolute last thing I would recommend to newbie feminists for the main reason that a lot of these women didn't seem to know what feminism is themselves. In 2017, Curtis founded feminist activist collective The Pink Protest. The Pink Protest and Amika George organised the #FreePeriods campaign to fight period poverty. [4] They have also campaigned with anti- female genital mutilation activist Nimco Ali and The Five Foundation to successfully include female genital mutilation in the Children's Act. [5] As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic ‘YES.’”—Mindy Kaling

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shortly after their Prince Louis’ birth. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PAThe stories are personal and persuasive, sometimes uncomfortable and often upsetting. But this should by no means be an excuse to put off reading this book. The language is accessible, the content agreeable (unless you’re a patriarchal monster) and the messages clear and informative. The book is, above all, welcoming. The writers support the reader in opening up difficult conversations in a safe environment. This book was divided into sections to focus on certain elements of the journey of feminism: epiphany; anger; joy; poetry; action; education; and further reading. This book also provided suggestions for further reading (a nod to "Our Shared Shelf") and your own personal writing space to focus on your own thought and think of your own journey with feminism. I’m so thankful for the relative diversity of experience – it’s a decent specimen of intersectional feminism. I would however have liked to have heard more from trans women in particular.

Spicer, Kate (1 October 2019). "Scarlett Curtis: 'There's a long line of very dodgy men in my family' ". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235 . Retrieved 8 October 2019. I think that this book is a great introduction to feminism and if you're looking to read more on that topic, it's a good place to start! It is a very intersectional read and included experiences from so many different women and I loved that about it. Similarly, if you feel more liberated by feminism, that's great - but that does not mean you've made any significant difference to change things for yourself or other people. Feminism is about recognising systems of injustice and inequality, not on individual choices. While there are things we can do in our individual lives to change things, it's important we recognise the bigger picture. My main issue with this book is the feminism espoused by many of the entries is extremely individualistic: how they have been impacted by sexism and how they've been liberated by feminism. I began to understand that what had happened to me was a small ripple that took place in an ocean of pain, movement and change. I began to understand that gender equality was not in fact a thing of the past but a far-off dream for the future. A dream that generations of women and men had been fighting for and continued to fight for every single day.Our bodies are life-growers by nature, tied to the moon by some invisible yet visceral cord." ( My Feminism - Alison Sudol, p. 57) This is frustrating for several reasons. For example, feminists (and women in general) do talk to their sons about sexism - perhaps now more than ever. If mothers (and why only mothers?) just talking to their sons solved sexism, I think we'd be a lot further on than we currently are. Arterton added that she appreciated the camaraderie of the Time’s Up era, saying: “In my profession, there has has been a culture of competition: there’s one part for a woman, three female directors. We’re all fighting for a position and it shouldn’t be like that.” Begitu pula dengan akses terhadap pendidikan. Maraknya pernikahan anak di negara dunia ketiga (termasuk di Indonesia, sesungguhnya) memiliki efek terhadap pendidikan. Dan tentu saja, berujung pada roda perekonomian. Salah satu tulisan di dalam memberikan gambaran yang jelas apa yang bisa saja terjadi ketika anak-anak remaja putri itu dimasukkan ke sekolah ketimbang langsung dinikahkan begitu saja kepada pria yang bersedia membayar mahal. Dua topik itu baru secuplik isi Feminists Don't Wear Pink. Beberapa aktivitas mengkorelasikan perjuangan keadilan gender melalui pengalaman pribadinya sehingga mereka tergerak untuk ikut menyuarakan hal tersebut. Ada pula yang bertutur bagaimana mereka terinspirasi dari kekuatan dan ketangguhan ibu mereka dalam memposisikan peran wanita di masyarakat.

I want my three granddaughters to be on a level playing field from day one. I want it to be illegal to discriminate, and legislation to be put in place that makes it pointless to discriminate. And don't just say wages are going to be equal - do it now. I want them to be treated with respect, and be equal without asking for it. I want things to move forward." (An Interview with my Mum - Jodie Whittaker, p. 204) The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists". Publishing Perspectives. 22 March 2019. Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders. - Reese Witherspoon A diverse group of celebrities, activists, and artistsopen upabout what feminism means to them, with the goal of helping readers come to their own personal understanding of the word. Dalam kompilasi tulisan ini, Curtis membaginya menjadi beberapa bagian menurut efek yang mereka terima ketika mengenal kata "feminisme": Epiphany, Anger, Joy, Poetry Break, Action, dan Education. Di akhir, Curtis memberikan "sedikit" edukasi kepada pembaca mengenai sejarah gerakan feminisme. Cukup membantu untuk mereka yang menyangka bahwa gerakan ini muncul baru-baru ini. Padahal sudah ada seiring dengan Revolusi Industri yang pertama.Maybe it's about being a woman in her truth, fighting for her cause, her dreams, her vision and doing it exactly as she sees fit." ( Cat Women, Evanna Lynch - p. 28) I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was fifteen. I didn’t know I was a feminist because I didn’t know I needed to be, and I also didn’t think I would still be allowed to wear make-up if I became one. And I seriously loved make-up. I went to school just like my brothers, my mum had a job just like my dad. Feminism was something that we learned about in history class and didn’t have to worry about any more. Like telegrams or corsets or the plague, feminism was the stuff of suffragettes and burnt bras and fights that had been won and long forgotten.

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