The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid
Jemima Kincaid is a feminist, and she thinks you should be one too. Her private school is laden with problematic traditions, but the worst of all is prom. The guys have all the agency; the girls have to wait around for ...more
The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer is a modern-day feminist manifesto for young men and women alike. Jemima Kincaid, because with a name like that how could you not say the whole thing, is smart, witty, and over the male agenda. Being one part of the Senior Triumvirate, Jemima decides that this is the year she will make a difference to the problematic misogyny and toxic masculinity at her private high school ...more
Okay, so at first I thought this was stupid. And then I was like oh, okay! This is pretty vapid but a good enough book. And then it sucked. So badly.
So I really couldn't decipher a message here but -
It's okay to be judgey! As long as you think about it like once and decide it's okay.
If everyone tells you to shut up, you should probably do it! Because outing your brother is equivalent to taking down a misogynistic tradition, totally.
Rigging an election is fine if you're morally right.
The book centers Jemima who is rich and white and thinks shes a feminist. Maybe I wouldnt have been so mad ...more
Yes, the point is that Jemima is lowkey terrible and wrong about a bunch of things. Okay. But in 2020 a lot of this info isnt exactly groundbreaking. There are some good quotes here and there, but the icky love interest and the nagging feeling that this book couldve been a lot better if it starred Jiyoon kept this from being worthwhile. ...more
I like this books for its light fluffy story. It is not too heavy or deep. It does ask some interesting questions about checking our on bias and those that we have been taught by society especially in high school. This quick read does contain some sexual situations and also discusses a spectrum of what sex is. Unlike many private school books Jemima's family is a part of the story especially her older brother who is used as a confidant for her. I think at ...more
The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid tells the story of Jemima Kincaid's senior year and her agenda of how to fight for women's rights in her super problematic private high school by being a feminist. As she is the Senior Triumvirate, she has the power to invoke change and a voice that people will hear regardless if they want to or not because she has the stage and mike, literally.
I am a member of the patriarchy - the group that is the stated target of the main protagonist. This is a combination of absolutely no effort on my part and perhaps not enough work to resist that reality. With the progressive waves of feminism even OWDs are starting to wake up and notice the inherent biases and inequalities that face women in our male-dominated ...more
As suggested in the title, the concept of feminism plays a role in the novel. Jemima comes to understand what true feminism is. It is not about being the antithesis of femininity. Instead, it is about knowing ...more
Jemima makes a ...more
3 out of 10 stars
I want to start by saying that I thought this book had so much potential. Sadly, it did not quite live up to my expectations. It advertised the main character being very feministic but throughout the whole thing she categorizes everyone by a clique or stereotype and doesnt seem to understand what shes doing wring. The mysterious secret romance is really just her making out with someone who doesnt talk really interact with her separately aside from their make out ...more
I found The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid to be problematic in many ways. The execution of the plot and characters was kinda poor. Jemima was a character I didn't have too much of an issue with at first, but I could definitely understand why other readers didn't like her as I continued on with the novel. Honestly, the best characters were Crispin and Jiyoon. Although Jemima is supposed to be a feminist and something involving those ideals appears at the end, this story does relatively...more
I'm surprised this book has such a negative rating; I'm going to dig into the other reviews to find out why, but one way or the other, I liked it more than I thought I would.
I should probably say more than this, but like Jemima says; there's a time to keep your mouth shut.