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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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I’m pretty disappointed with this book. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards brilliantly revealed the snags in each feminist hub, all the while proving that these snags baumgarrdner not imperiled the future of the feminist cause. I lot of ideas I felt so isolated in were examined in this book, such as “girlie” culture and the need for little girls to express their femininity rather than mask it in masculinity.

It’s very hard to have people take bisexual people seriously because baumgardndr assumes you’re stuck in the middle of sexuality and trying to pick a side. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Somebody else can maybe tell me what this is all about, what it is in response to, and why this book should matter at all.

Oh, group a is feminist, and so is group b, and so is group c! Young Women, Feminism and the Future. Glib and unappreciative of the struggle that came before them. What experiences have pro-choice and pro-life leaders and senators and congresspeople personally had with abortion?

Farrar Straus, and Giroux, Be thankful and aware of the women who paved the way before us, but do not be conformed to their ideas of liberation. The only problem is that this book is already dated! A Day with Feminism.


Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner

In addition to the book feeling disjointed and unfocused, there were so many areas where they missed opportunities to really explore feminism – warts and all. In ManifestaJennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist hub–from the dissolution of riot grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women’s hawking of young girls’ imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe and Naomi Wolf–and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder.

Noted for its candor and lack of defensiveness, the book stated that “abortion is the result, not the cause, of social problems. They try to address the problems of Second Wave feminism, yet seem to overlook their own class and racial privilege. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them—be it the office copier or the family living room—in order to make change. MacmillanOct 4, – Social Science – pages.

There are much better books out there. The authors cite the example of G. They don’t recognize the complexity of race, gender and sexuality – it’s a lot of Gloria Steinem and one reference to bell hooks.

In an intelligent and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards address issues instead of feelings and the political as well as the personal.

Manifesta : Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

Dec 27, Julie Ehlers rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, disappointing, boring, tedious. As others have said, this isn’t a bad “Feminism – The Year “, but I think there are other books – many of which are mentioned in this one! Some were conversations I kept having with second wave feminists on this listserv called History-In-Action, where the women would talk about how infuriating it was that their experiences of abortion—often trauma-free and liberating—were not part of the media presentation or common understanding of the issue.


May 24, Meagan rated it it was amazing.

Young women live by feminism’s goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; “girl power” feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics while political institutions such as Ms. From my Cannonball Read V review The aim of this documentary is to highlight these issues, as well as to give rape survivors a voice.

Feb 12, Ashley rated it it was ok Shelves: The book went on to inspire a new generation of female readers, and has become a classic of contemporary feminist literature.

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future

I enjoyed the middle chapters and their focus on recent feminist history and the role of y I have to say up front that I found the prologue, epilogue, and the first and last chapters very annoying and their conversational tone a poor cover for heavy-handed, pedantic writing. But near the beginning the authors wrote “Many bisexual women eventually choose to identify as gay or straight” in the chapter “The Dinner Party”. The authors argue that the latter disparity demonstrates the oppressed status of women and feminist activists, as a whole group is easily reduced to one or a few individuals, particularly in media, which disseminates this incomplete illusion.

I had high expectations for this book. Want to Read saving…. I’m really disheartened to pick up a book on feminism, and continue to see my sexuality being under fire because people don’t understand it.