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 The Feminism Book Big Ideas Simply Explained
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D. KLucy Mangan
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The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

CONTENTS of The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained


  • Men are born free; Women are born slaves • Early British feminism
  • Our body is the clothes of our soul • Early Scandinavian feminism
  • Injured woman! Rise, assert thy right! • Collective action in the 18th century
  • It is in your power to free yourselves • Enlightenment feminism
  • I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves • Emancipation from domesticity
  • We call on all women, whatever their rank • Working-class feminism
  • I taught them the religion of God • Education for Islamic women
  • Every path laid open to Woman as freely as to Man • Female autonomy in a male-dominated world

THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS • 1840–1944 – The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

  • When you sell your labour, you sell yourself • Unionization
  • A mere instrument of production • Marxist feminism
  • We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal • The birth of the
  • suffrage movement
  • I have as much muscle as any man • Racial and gender equality
  • A woman who contributes cannot be treated contemptuously • Marriage and work
  • Marriage makes a mighty legal difference to women • Rights for married women
  • I felt more determined than ever to become a physician • Better medical treatment for women
  • People condone in man what is fiercely condemned in woman • Sexual double standards
  • Church and state assumed divine right of man over woman • Institutions as oppressors
  • All women languishing in family chains • Socialization of childcare
  • Woman was the sun. Now she is a sickly moon • Feminism in Japan
  • Take courage, join hands, stand beside us • Political equality in Britain
  • We war against war • Women uniting for peace
  • Let us have the rights we deserve • The global suffrage movement
  • Birth control is the first step toward freedom • Birth control
  • Men refuse to see the capabilities of women • Early Arab feminism
  • There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind • Intellectual freedom
  • Resolution lies in revolution • Anarcha-feminism

THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL • 1945–79 – The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

  • One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman • The roots of oppression
  • Something is very wrong with the way American women are trying to live • The problem with no name
  • “God’s plan” is often a front for men’s plans • Feminist theology
  • Our own biology has not been properly analysed • Sexual pleasure
  • I have begun to make a contribution • Feminist art
  • No More Miss America! • Popularizing women’s liberation
  • Our feelings will lead us to actions • Consciousness-raising
  • An equalizer, a liberator • The Pill
  • We are going all the way • Radical feminism
  • Feminism will crack through the basic structures of society • Family structures
  • Women have very little idea how much men hate them • Confronting misogyny
  • Ms. authors translated a movement into a magazine • Modern feminist publishing
  • Patriarchy, reformed or unreformed, is patriarchy still • Patriarchy as social control
  • Uterus envy plagues the male unconscious • Uterus envy
  • We are always their indispensable workforce • Wages for housework
  • Health must be defined by us • Woman-centred healthcare
  • There is no beginning to defiance in women • Writing women into history
  • The liberty of woman is at stake • Achieving the right to legal abortion
  • You’ve got to protest; you’ve got to strike • Women’s union organizing
  • Scream quietly • Protection from domestic violence
  • The male gaze projects its phantasy on to the female • The male gaze
  • Rape is a conscious process of intimidation • Rape as abuse of power
  • Womyn-born-womyn is a lived experience • Trans-exclusionary radical feminism
  • Fat is a way of saying “no” to powerlessness • Fat positivity
  • Women’s liberation, everyone’s liberation • Indian feminism
  • Our voices have been neglected • Feminist theatre
  • All feminists can and should be lesbians • Political lesbianism
  • Woman must put herself into the text • Poststructuralism


  • The linguistic means of patriarchy • Language and patriarchy
  • Heterosexuality has been forcibly imposed on women • Compulsory heterosexuality
  • Pornography is the essential sexuality of male power • Antipornography feminism
  • Women are guardians of the future • Ecofeminism
  • “Woman” was the test, but not every woman seemed to qualify • Racism and class prejudice within feminism
  • The military is the most obvious product of patriarchy • Women against nuclear weapons
  • Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender • Black feminism and womanism
  • The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house • Anger as an activist tool
  • Half the population works for next to nothing • Gross domestic product
  • White society stole our personhood • Anticolonialism
  • A community of sisters in struggle • Postcolonial feminism
  • Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank • Indigenous feminism
  • Women remain locked into dead-end jobs • Pink-collar feminism
  • Women’s issues have been abandoned • Feminism in post-Mao China
  • Forced marriage is a violation of human rights • Preventing forced marriage
  • Behind every erotic condemnation there’s a burning hypocrite • Sex positivity
  • Everyone has the right to tell the truth about her own life • Survivor, not victim
  • Unearned privilege is permission to dominate • Privilege
  • All systems of oppression are interlocking • Intersectionality
  • We could be anyone and we are everywhere • Guerrilla protesting

A NEW WAVE EMERGES • 1990–2010 – The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

  • I am the Third Wave • Postfeminism and the third wave
  • Gender is a set of repeated acts • Gender is performative
  • Feminism and queer theory are branches of the same tree • Feminism and queer theory
  • The beauty myth is prescribing behaviour, not appearance • The beauty myth
  • All politics are reproductive politics • Reproductive justice
  • Society thrives on dichotomy • Bisexuality
  • The antifeminist backlash has been set off • Antifeminist backlash
  • Girls can change the world for real • The Riot Grrrl movement
  • Figures of women constructed by men • Rewriting ancient philosophy
  • Theological language remains sexist and exclusive • Liberation theology
  • Disability, like femaleness, is not inferiority • Disability feminism
  • Women survivors hold families and countries together • Women in warzones
  • A gender power control issue • Campaigning against female genital cutting
  • Raunch culture is not progressive • Raunch culture
  • Equality and justice are necessary and possible • Modern Islamic feminism
  • A new type of feminism • Trans feminism


  • Maybe the fourth wave is online • Bringing feminism online
  • Feminism needs sex workers and sex workers need feminism • Supporting sex workers
  • My clothes are not my consent • Ending victim blaming
  • Femininity has become a brand • Anticapitalist feminism
  • We should all be feminists • Universal feminism
  • Not a men vs women issue • Sexism is everywhere
  • We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back • Global education for girls
  • No female leaders, just leaders • Leaning in
  • When you expose a problem you pose a problem • The feminist killjoy
  • Women are a community and our community is not safe • Men hurt women
  • Equal pay is not yet equal • The pay gap
  • Survivors are guilty until proven innocent • Fighting campus sexual assault
  • Driving while female • The right to drive
  • #MeToo • Sexual abuse awareness

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