Manifesta has ratings and reviews. Lani said: I didn’t by. Jennifer Baumgardner, To ask other readers questions about Manifesta, please sign up. Manifesta. Jennifer Baumgardner, Author, Amy Richards, Author, Amy Richards, Joint Author Farrar Straus Giroux $16 (p) ISBN In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist In an intelligent and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards .

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A Field Guide for Feminist Activism.

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This definition displays the differences between how a movement may appear on the surface—cohesive and homogeneous—and how it actually is internally. The authors are aiming their point towards all future feminists particularly 3rd wavewho are often in conflict with the previous generation of feminists. But really, I don’t even know if I’d do that. Where the Second Wave radicals believed in mass movement and the liberal feminists believed in creating women’s institutions to influence men’s, a Third Waver might say, “Every time I move, I make a women’s movement,”1 indicating a feminism that is more individually driven.

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The authors took about pages to “get to the point” and start writing their manifesta. Good bbaumgardner, but got caught up in their own stories too often. Saying something is ‘politically correct’ means that it’s showing some empathy to people, and recognizing that straight, white, cis people aren’t all who matter. That’s what being a modern woman is all about.

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I’ve read a lot of feminist literature, one of my favorites being Steinam’s “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions”. Since its creation in Soapbox, Inc.

With wit and gaumgardner, “Manifesta” shows us the building blocks of the future of this longest revolution. Is it all bad? If you have no problem with that then by all maniresta read the book. She doesn’t even make the index, though I could have sworn she was at least mentioned.

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Our experiences as young women, thoughts on the publishing world, and some other things too”. They apply Third Wave confidence to Second Wave consciousness, all the while maintaining that the baumgardndr to feminism’s problems is still feminism.

They certainly highlight all the low points, but they’re not making anything up. From their success sprouts and blossoms another movement—the 3rd wave.

Bxumgardner found the book pretty alienating. I Had an Abortion manofesta, which tells the story of ten women’s abortion experiences from the s to the present, including the reproductive justice architect Loretta Rossfeminist and journalist Gloria Steinemand activist Florence Rice. They start with foundational definitions of what feminism means to them, invoking politically and socially conscious women and men.


There’s just too many other instructive, critical, and engaging texts out there to be wasting your time on this book. Published October 4th by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Baumgardner and Richards [11] ask the fundamental but often overlooked questions, “who are the feminists?

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

It does a wonderful job thoroughly reviewing feminism from it’s birth to the modern age. Going forward, I’ll be avoiding these generic overviews of feminism, whether manifesra and young women or not. There’s good information here, but there’s not much fun in the jennfer of it. The days of bra-burning, Riot Grl feminism are over. That was a helluva epilogue. I also got caught up by the tone of “we’re going to tell you what GenX, Third Wave Feminism is all about, because WE are the coolest members, nay, initiators!

Both live in New York City.

If caring about women matters, this book matters.