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Fight Like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist

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View the Author's website! Seely, the youngest elected president of California's chapter of the National Organization for Women, combines her own story of third-wave feminism with an overview of the feminist movement and words to guide others. Third-wave feminists are aware of both the victories won by earlier feminists and the problems of class, race, sexual orientation, ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by New York University Press (first published 2007)
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May 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for those who complain that third wave, "blog generation" feminists too often write books that don't really tell us how to *do* anything. Though feminists interested in taking a leadership role in activism might consult more in-depth, specific books on how to manage finances, grant-writing, working with the media, etc. etc., Seely provides a great overview of current feminist issues with some helpful action ideas to get young women started. Unlike some of the similar young ...more
Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: activists and feminists, especially new ones
Recommended to Mary by: Bitch magazine
Shelves: gender, activism
Although a lot of this book reads as Feminism 101 ("really? there were WAVES?"), it's an incredibly thorough, incredibly current guide to feminism, and more importantly -- for me, anyway -- to activism on any front. It is absolutely packed with resources: organizations, projects, and companies every active feminist should know. as well as guides on everything from writing a press release, to giving a decent interview, to hosting a successful event (and more!). The idea that a book so packed with ...more
Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Seely does an amazing job in telling the state of feminism today and where it has been. She does a terrific job of integrating second wave as well as third wave feminism and feminists into one writing that very much is a call to arms. Further, Seely is inclusive of transfolk and queerfolk as well. Yay for a well-written feminist writing that is inclusive- that understands the need for having EVERYONE sitting at the table.
Jessica Noonan shriver
Great resource

Required reading for my women's studies course- fantastic overview of historic and current feminist issues and movements. I love the resources at the end of each chapter. I rented this book on my kindle but, as a mother of v two young women, I plan on purchasing a copy for OUR bookshelf.
May 04, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: feminism, non-fiction
B- Most of the stuff I knew; she aimed it like she was teaching people how to be feminists but a lot of the stuff was WAY over their heads.
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Jan 30, 2008 rated it liked it
A good primer in Feminism that does not run from critiques of the 2nd wave, queer or class issues.
Holli Driver
Dec 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Great, empowering book with history and life lessons from the female point of view!
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Full of resources, background information, and actions you can take right now. The appendix is extremely helpful for anyone wanting to go head first into activism.
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As a third wave feminist, Megan Seely came of age in a time that benefited from the work of a movement in progress. Heavily influenced by this, Seely is dedicated to educating today's youth about the fight that occurred and fragility of women's rights today.

As a fifth generation Californian, Seely was primarily raised in the coastal farming town of Aromas, near the Watsonville-Monterey-Santa Cruz

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