How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family


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Sasquatch Books
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5.9 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

SONORA JHA, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.


"You can't punish your way to a more feminist world, I've long believed; you have to create, encourage, invent that world, especially in how you raise kids, but that's only one reason Sonora Jha's book is exhilarating and inspiring. It's a beautiful hybrid of memoir, manifesto, instruction manual, and rumination on the power of story and possibilities of family I can't wait to put in the hands of everyone raising kids or thinking about how we do it and how it could be different."
--Rebecca Solnit, author of The Mother of All Questions

"Essential reading for any parent, loved one, or teacher seeking to raise feminist boys in these times. A strong case for how teaching our boys to show vulnerability, empathy, and remorse can be the path to freedom. Sonora Jha asks, 'Can boys be feminists?' The answer is a resounding YES."
--V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology

"We need to grow better men. In this fierce, elegant, necessary book, Sonora Jha tells us how she did just that. Weaving together the personal and the political, Jha fearlessly examines our current moment and how it affects the young men among us. How to Raise A Feminist Son scorches, illuminates, and above all challenges us to do better."
--Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble and Monsters