Fight like a girl : 50 feminists who changed the world / Laura Barcella.
By: Barcella, Laura.Material type: BookChichester, England : Summersdale Publishers Ltd, 2017 ©2016Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1786852047; 9781786852045.Subject(s): Feminism -- History | Feminism | Feminists -- United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 305.42092273
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Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who paved the way for today's badass women? Fight Like a Girl profiles 50 fearless women - both the historical icons and the unsung heroes - such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Frida Kahlo and Roxane Gay. Each extraordinary life story is accompanied by a stunning portrait, along with eye-opening sidebars on their hard-fought causes and their iconic quotes. Be inspired by their stories, arm yourself with their knowledge, get active and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. AUTHOR: Laura Barcella is a writer, editor, and forever feminist. She's the author of The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About... Before It's Too Late; the co-author of Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating From the Most Popular Girl in New York City; and the editor of Madonna & Me: Women Writers On the Queen of Pop. Find her online at laurabarcella.com and on Twitter at laurabarcella.
Mary Wollstonecraft -- Sojourner Truth -- Elizabeth Blackwell -- Marie Curie -- Amy Jacques Garvey -- Frida Kahlo -- Simone de Beauvoir -- Pauli Murray -- Rosa Parks -- Florynce Kennedy -- Shirley Chisholm -- Maya Angelou -- Yayoi Kusama -- Faith Ringgold -- Yoko Ono -- Audre Lorde -- Jane Goodall -- Judy Blume -- Judy Chicago -- Frances M. Beal -- Wangari Maathai -- Wilma Rudolph -- Angela Davis -- Alice Walker -- Wilma Mankiller -- Barbara Lee -- Shirin Ebadi -- Hillary Clinton -- Kate Bornstein -- Pam Grier -- Leslie Feinberg -- Sally Ride -- bell hooks -- Cindy Sherman -- Oprah -- Sandra Cisneros -- Geena Davis -- Anita Hill -- Poly Styrene -- Madonna -- Renee Cox -- Wendy Davis -- Kathleen Hanna -- Margaret Cho -- Queen Latifah -- Ani DiFranco -- Roxane Gay -- Beyonce -- Tavi Gevinson -- Malala Yousafzai.
Nearly every day there's another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. And today's teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before—but what's often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we've gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.