F Bomb

F Bomb

Dispatches From the War on Feminism

Book - 2017
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From pop icons to working mothers, women are abandoning feminism in unprecedented numbers. Even scarier, they are also leading the charge to send it to its grave. Across North America, women head anti-feminist PR campaigns; they support anti-feminist politicians; they're behind lawsuits to silence the victims of campus rape; they participated in Gamergate, the violent, vitriolic anti-women-in-technology movement; and they're on the frontlines of the fight to end abortion rights. Everywhere we turn there's evidence an anti-feminist bomb has exploded, sometimes detonated by the unlikeliest suspects. Between women who say they don't need feminism and women who can't agree on what feminism should be, the challenges of fighting for gender equality have never been greater. F-Bomb takes readers on a journey into today's anti-feminist universe. Through a series of dispatches from the frontlines of the new gender wars, Lauren McKeon explores generational attitudes, debates over inclusiveness, and differing views on the intersection of race, class, and gender. She asks the uncomfortable question: if women aren't connecting with feminism, what's wrong with it?
Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick : Goose Lane Editions, 2017
ISBN: 9780864929945
Branch Call Number: 305.42 M157f
Characteristics: 274 pages ; 23 cm


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Generations of feminists fought on behalf of women’s rights. Today's political climate being what it is, a number of these hard-won initiatives are again being contested. McKeon notes that many of these anti-feminist initiatives are being supported by women.

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