A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word

By Julie Zeilinger

Young girls at the present time have a foul attractiveness, and for strong cause: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend extra time on fb than they do in school, and their urge for food for cloth possessions and truth television is matched merely by way of their overwhelming apathy approximately vital social and political matters. Right?

Wrong.

FBomb web publication writer Julie Zeilinger debunks those (and different) myths approximately sleek formative years in A Little F’d Up, the 1st booklet approximately feminism for younger ladies of their young people and twenties to truly be written via considered one of their friends. during this available instruction manual, Zeilinger takes a serious, sincere, and funny examine the place younger feminists are as a iteration, and the place they’re going—and she does so from the viewpoint of somebody who’s within the trenches correct along her readers.

Fun, humorous, and fascinating, A Little F’d Up is a must-read for the starting to be variety of clever, expert younger women in the market who're able to begin discovering their voice—and altering the world.

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Or my favourite: “Help me with The fb. what's ‘a wall,’ and why am I writing on it? That turns out impolite. ” My new release (and the only after it) is becoming up in a truly, very diverse global. and never simply because little toddlers now discover ways to learn whereas curled up of their mom and dad’ laps with an iPad rather than tiny children’s books. Technology—and specifically, the Internet—has thoroughly altered the best way we predict and act, and has replaced the best way we see the world—for larger and for worse. simply because we grew up with the web, it’s effortless for younger women and men of my iteration to imagine it’s a simple correct. It’s effortless for us to disregard that it’s anything that hasn’t consistently existed. yet in reality, the net is a privilege. No different new release was once bred with the frame of mind that limitless entry to the web has afforded us. No different new release has had such an awesome tool—a instrument that opens up an international of possibilities—at their fingertips. And we have to realize that and do not forget that with privilege comes accountability. after which we have to dwell as much as that accountability. It’s a robust strength we’re wielding. We’re for the reason that at once, as protests around the globe use the web and social networking to unfold know-how, rally help, and impression genuine social and political swap. It’s an instance we should always persist with. we should always no longer waste this extraordinary device on actions that put on away at our future health, our intelligence, and at times, our lives, yet may still as a substitute use it to empower, to unfold know-how, and to teach ourselves and others, in our lives and around the globe. Why? simply because it’s the feminist factor to do. half 5 worldwide MISOGYNY: THE chilly, difficult proof What precisely is occurring to the ladies of our global? data are thrown round, and information tales crop up each from time to time, however the method our media works, the truth of world misogyny isn’t precisely front-page, day-by-day information. And for a few cause, such a lot grade colleges’ curriculums think of the centuries-old battles among white men way more very important than the atrocities being devoted opposed to ladies at the moment. So I’m going to attempt to make up for these gaps. I’m going to attempt to offer you an important advisor to what fairly is going on to girls round the world—and why feminists care. The stark fact is that hundreds of thousands of girls are struggling with oppression, violence, and/or abuse day-after-day in their lives. in response to a United international locations learn performed in 2006, at the very least one in each 3 ladies all over the world (that’s approximately a billion ladies) were crushed, coerced into intercourse, or differently abused of their lifetimes. 1 study additionally exhibits that girls make up 70 percentage of the world’s 1. three billion negative and personal only one percentage of all land in constructing international locations. (This phenomenon has been dubbed the “feminization of poverty. ”) past the terrible implications of such dire poverty, an analogous study indicates that there's a correlation among poverty and family violence: The poorer the state, the extra ladies are victimized via household violence.

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