When We Knew We Were Feminists
Rights: US & Canada
Published: May 2010
About the Book
When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it was a scene in a television show, an experience in school, or a specific day at work, many women can point to a particular moment in which they knew—or realized—they were feminists. Accomplished young authors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan offer a look at feminism in the lives of young women—and tackle the questions of what made them feminists, how they came to define themselves as feminists, and how that identity has shifted and grown over time.
Click features a range of women, including Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, Allisa Quart, Rebecca Traister, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Debbie Siegel, each sharing their self-defining and personal stories. Sometimes emotional, sometimes humorous, each of these stories offers something to which other women can relate.
In a time of feminist reflection, Martin and Sullivan offer a look at feminism for the under-forty set.
"The voices in Click are as strong as they are varied, and the themes that emerge—the desire to break boundaries and prove men wrong; the need to create a personal feminism that is different from our mothers’; the struggle to balance sexual empowerment with feminist strength; and the tension created by identifying as feminist and as a member of another minority group—offer something for everyone."
—Rebecca Schinsky, thebookladysblog.com
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Great Q&A with Click
co-editor J. Courtney Sullivan on Salon.com—check it out