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A cleverly nerdy review of feminist history told through the wide range of women who have shaped it, from Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Oprah to Beyoncé and The Spice GirlsA quirky, intelligent, and stylish review of the feminist movement, told through the stories of standout figures who have shaped it, The Periodic Table of Feminism charts the impact of female leaders from Betty Friedan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Michelle Obama and Oprah. Using the periodic table as a categorical device, the featured women are divided into "chemical" groups to show how the women and the battles they fought speak to each other across time and geography: Precious Metals: the face of the movements, like Simone De Beauvoir and Gloria SteinemCatalysts: Pioneers and fire-starters, like Susan B. Anthony and Sheryl SandbergConductors: The organizers, like Sojourner Truth and Rebecca SolnitDiatomics: Women working together, like The Spice Girls and The Women's Equality PartyStabilizers: Pacifists, like Margaret Atwood, Lindy West, and Eve EnslerExplosives: Radicals, anarchists, and violent uprisers, like Adrienne Rich and Roxane GayRejectors:"I am not a feminist" proclaimers, like Alice Walker and Sarah Jessica ParkerWith clever "top 10" lists--such as Feminists in Fiction, Feminists Before Feminism, Best Women's Marches, and Male Feminists--plus 120 meme-ready illustrations and inspiring pull quotes, this essential guide to feminism offers courage and inspiration for a new generation.
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Marisa Bate
Street Date: October 16, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-7847
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