Learning How to Fight for Women’s Rights

Learning How to Fight for Women’s Rights Sex Roles (2007) 57:475–476 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9273-6 BOOK REVIEW Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist by Megan Seely, New York: NYU Press, 2007. 279 pp. $17.95 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0814740022 Susan B. Hansen Published online: 14 July 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 Megan Seely is an experienced social activist and a veteran movement leaders have discovered. She also shows how of feminist organizing at local, state, and national levels. In men can—and have—contributed to feminist activism. this book, directed primarily at young women, she tries to The book’s most important contribution is its combina- define both feminism and social activism as positive tion of a positive orientation toward feminist social change options for producing social change. But since she also with concrete examples of many actions that can be recognizes the considerable cultural and political obstacles undertaken. The book is thus a useful antidote to the to equality for women and to political change, her optimism widespread attitude of many young women that passivity sometimes appears to conflict with her own experiences. and resignation are the only rational responses to the The book begins with a spirited defense of the term enormous cultural, religious, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Learning How to Fight for Women’s Rights

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-007-9273-6
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Sex Roles (2007) 57:475–476 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9273-6 BOOK REVIEW Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist by Megan Seely, New York: NYU Press, 2007. 279 pp. $17.95 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0814740022 Susan B. Hansen Published online: 14 July 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 Megan Seely is an experienced social activist and a veteran movement leaders have discovered. She also shows how of feminist organizing at local, state, and national levels. In men can—and have—contributed to feminist activism. this book, directed primarily at young women, she tries to The book’s most important contribution is its combina- define both feminism and social activism as positive tion of a positive orientation toward feminist social change options for producing social change. But since she also with concrete examples of many actions that can be recognizes the considerable cultural and political obstacles undertaken. The book is thus a useful antidote to the to equality for women and to political change, her optimism widespread attitude of many young women that passivity sometimes appears to conflict with her own experiences. and resignation are the only rational responses to the The book begins with a spirited defense of the term enormous cultural, religious,

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Published: Jul 14, 2007

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