We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl(r), the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

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304
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
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English
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9781610397735

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About the Author

Andi Zeisler is a writer, editor, and cultural critic. She is the cofounder of Bitch Media, the nonprofit best known for publishing the award-winning quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, which has over 50,000 subscribers. Zeisler is extremely plugged into the community of feminist bloggers, her writing on feminism, popular culture, and media has appeared in newspapers and magazines including Ms., Mother Jones, BUST, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Washington Post. She regularly speaks at colleges and universities and holds interviews in various national publications and radio programs around the country. She has been featured and interviewed in publications like the New York Times, among others.

Reviews


"Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable." -Publishers Weekly

"Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive." -Kirkus Reviews

"Extremely insightfulOne cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless." -Jane Haile, New York Journal of Books"

"Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more." -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright

"As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement." -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism


Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more. -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright"

Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable. -Publishers Weekly"

Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive. -Kirkus Reviews"

Extremely insightfulOne cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless. -Jane Haile, New York Journal of Books"

As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement. -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism
"

Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more. -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright"

Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable. -Publishers Weekly"

Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive. -Kirkus Reviews"
With delightfully dry wit, Zeisler carries the discussion of the portrayal of women in advertising, movies, television, and fashion both in the present day and recent history. This thought-provoking yet sobering consideration of the current state of feminism emphasizes the need to continue to fight for full equality. Highly recommended for readers with an interest in women's studies, pop culture, and the media. -Library Journal, Editors' Spring Pick 2016"

Extremely insightfulOne cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless. -Jane Haile, New York Journal of Books"

As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement. -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism
"

"Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more." -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright

"As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement." -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism


"Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable." -Publishers Weekly
"With delightfully dry wit, Zeisler carries the discussion of the portrayal of women in advertising, movies, television, and fashion both in the present day and recent history. ...This thought-provoking yet sobering consideration of the current state of feminism emphasizes the need to continue to fight for full equality. Highly recommended for readers with an interest in women's studies, pop culture, and the media." -Library Journal, Editors' Spring Pick 2016

"Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive." -Kirkus Reviews

"Extremely insightful...One cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless." -Jane Haile, New York Journal of Books

-Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more.- -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright

-As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement.- -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism


-Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable.- -Publishers Weekly

-Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive.- -Kirkus Reviews

-Extremely insightful...One cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless.- -Jane Haile, New York Journal of Books

"Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media cofounder and feminist samurai, breaks the pop-culture time machine and makes you beg for more." -Susie Bright, best-selling author and host of In Bed with Susie Bright

"As one of our most passionate and important feminist voices, Andi Zeisler takes on 'marketplace feminism, ' a feel-good, newly cool and media-friendly phenomenon disengaged from the reality of our ongoing and deeply entrenched forms of gender inequality. Engaging, smart and provocative, We Were Feminists Once challenges us to take on the gap between glitzy media appropriations of feminism and the significant unfinished business of the women's movement." -Susan J. Douglas, award-winning author of Where the Girls Are and Enlightened Sexism

"Zeisler's analysis of what she calls 'marketplace feminism' is acute and endlessly relevant, highlighting the insidiousness of the coopting powers that be, and calling on feminists to direct their resources toward legitimate political action and reclaim feminism as an identity, not something commodifiable." -Publishers Weekly

"Spirited, witty, and ferociously incisive." -Kirkus Reviews

"Extremely insightful...One cannot quarrel with [Zeisler's] conclusion that the actual term feminism, once freighted with images of bra-burning, hairy-legged harridans has now become so lightweight as to be meaningless." -Jane Hailé, New York Journal of Books