Author Aune, Doctor Kristin
Title Reclaiming the F Word : Feminism Today
Imprint London : Zed Books, 2013
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (321 pages)
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Note Intro -- About the authors -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue -- Preface to the new edition: feminism today -- Feminism back in the spotlight -- So what is feminism today? -- Choice and equality in the age of austerity -- Feminism and left-wing politics -- Feminism, politics and religion -- Sexism and social media -- Feminism now: action, controversies and disagreement -- Feminism tomorrow -- Introduction -- Sometimes it's hard to be a feminist -- Beyond 'I'm not a feminist, but…' -- What's putting people off? -- Reclaiming the f word -- If today's feminism is this hot, why haven't we heard about it? -- What do today's feminists want? -- 1 Liberated bodies -- Beauty ideals and real women's bodies: the growing gap -- Clothes and fashion: the illusion of choice -- Menstruation -- Contraception and sexual health -- Abortion -- Pregnancy and childbirth -- Cutting through the body hatred: the feminist response -- Conclusion -- Take Action! -- 2 Sexual freedom and choice -- What prevents women from making free choices? -- Sexual double standards -- Objectification and 'raunch culture' -- The right to say no -- How we learn about sex -- Homophobia -- Freedom to leave relationships -- Taking the sexism out of sex: the feminist response -- Conclusion -- Take action! -- 3 An end to violence against women -- Rape and sexual violence -- Abuse and violence in intimate relationships -- Table 3.1 Percentage of adult women who say they have experienced physical abuse by a male partner or intimate -- Everyday harassment -- Violence against women in prostitution -- Challenging violence: the feminist response -- Conclusion -- Take action! -- 4 Equality at work and home -- Education -- Table 4.1 Gender-related development index, selected countries -- Table 4.2 Ten most popular A-levels by gender (in rank order), England 2006
Work -- Figure 4.1 All in employment: by sex and occupation, 2008 (UK) -- The home -- Table 4.3 Employment rates (%) for men and women aged 20-49 in Europe (2006) -- Achieving equality: the feminist response -- Conclusion -- Take action! -- 5 Politics and religion transformed -- Politics -- Table 5.1 Women in national parliaments, selected countries -- Transforming politics: the feminist response -- Religion -- Transforming religion: the feminist response -- Figure 5.1 Describe your religious or spiritual views -- Conclusion -- Take action! -- 6 Popular culture free from sexism -- Music -- Advertising -- Why men aren't from Mars -- Celebrity culture -- Table 6.1 What does success mean to you? -- Changing culture for the better: the feminist response -- Conclusion -- Take action! -- 7 Feminism reclaimed -- Why feminism? -- What makes people become feminists? -- The bravery of feminists -- What do feminists do? -- Is this a movement? -- Take action! -- Appendix: survey results -- Notes -- Prologue -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Further reading -- Index
Based on a survey of over a thousand feminists, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how of today's feminism, from cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture, from sex to singleness and now, in this new edition, the gendered effects of possibly the worst economic crisis ever
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Aune, Doctor Kristin Reclaiming the F Word : Feminism Today London : Zed Books,c2013 9781780326276
Subject Feminism.;Women -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Electronic books
Alt Author Redfern, Catherine