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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Manifesta by Jennifer Baumgardner. A powerful indictment from within of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to arms From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA–everywhere you look, girl culture is clearly ascendant. Young women live by feminism’s goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; “girl power” feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at t A powerful indictment from within of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to arms From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA–everywhere you look, girl culture is clearly ascendant.
Young women live by feminism’s goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; “girl power” feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics while political institutions such as Ms.
In ManifestaJennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist hub–from the dissolution of riot grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women’s hawking of young girls’ imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe and Naomi Wolf–and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder.
In an intelligent and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards address issues instead of feelings and the political as well as the personal.
They describe the seven deadly sins the media commits against feminism, provide keys to accessible and urgent activism, discuss why the ERA is still a relevant and crucial political goal, and spell out what a world with equality would look like.
They apply Third Wave confidence to Second Wave consciousness, all the while maintaining that the answer to feminism’s problems is still feminism. Paperbackpages. Published October 4th by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Manifestaplease sign up. Lists with This Book.
I didn’t feel like this book charted a lot of new territory, though perhaps the original edition did 10 years ago. Despite the authors’ claim that they are trying to unite women of various generations, much of the book came off as personal attacks on various women – both self-proclaimed feminists and not. This was the first book I’ve read that defines and gushes over ‘girly’ culture, which is probably the aspect of feminism that I can most relate to but never had a name for.
The author’s are fair I didn’t feel like this book charted a lot of new territory, though perhaps the original edition did 10 years ago. The author’s are fairly positive about this particular ‘wave’ of feminism, while simultaneously backbiting some of the major publishing victories OF girly feminism.
Some of the tips for activism do seem helpful, and the appendices and notes are very thorough. But much of the book seems to suffer from being so informally written mamifesta too many back-patting anecdotes from the authors, gratuitous name-dropping, and too many personal criticisms of others in the movement.
Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
Those continuous flaws throughout the book left an unpleasant taste in my mouth upon finishing it. As others have said, this isn’t a bad “Feminism – The Year “, but I think there are other books – many of which are mentioned in this one! Mar 07, Rhiannon rated it did not like it Shelves: This book is incoherent. The narrative style is poor. The anecdotal style of the authors renders this text confusing. The book contains massive paragraphs of laundry-lists and name-dopping making it hard baumgradner tell the difference between referenced theorists, activists and professionals from the authors’ oft-mentioned group of friendswith some inspiring messages nestled so far inside the sprawling, useless prose that it is difficult to make them out.
I have abandon This book is incoherent. I have abandoned it. And if this is considered the “bible” of third-wave feminists, then we should all be scared. This book is incredible. Manifests does a wonderful job thoroughly reviewing feminism from it’s birth to the modern age. Most importantly, this book manages to broaden the American feminist scope to consider women’s issues on a racial, cultural and socioeconomic level. Highly recommended to anyone especially “young feminists” with an interest in the modern implications of the international women’s movement.
I never got around to reading it. They tie together personal stories of mother-daughter relationships with the bigger picture. They talk about the concept of Martyr Moms, those moms who are everywhere, doing everything, sacrificing their time both in the workplace and in the home, and often become bitter at the lack of recognition.
Baumgardner and Manifeta argue the importance of repairing that mother-daughter relationship, both on a personal level and on a larger scale within the feminist movement: While my grandmother was concerned that my mom would end up dropping out of college to support my dad, instead they supported each other through school.
By far the most valuable part of Manifesta is the chapter on activism.
Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner
Jul 30, Robin rated it it was ok Shelves: I had high hopes for this book and I was disappointed. The authors took about pages to “get to the point” and start writing their manifesta. They spent most of the book talking about feminist magazines and feminist authors, etc. I kept thinking, why are they talking about media soooo much? Aren’t there bigger issues than Ms. About pages of the book were real content of what to do, how to do it, and why.
The other thing that really g Blah. The other thing that really grinds me up about this book is the continuous waffling. Oh, group a is feminist, and so is group b, and so is group c! Rather than focusing on all the differences between feminist groups, shouldn’t we point out how we all want the same basic things? Overall, disappointing, boring, tedious.
Manifesta : Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
I wouldn’t even call it feminismI would call it feminist magazines and media There are much better books out there. May 05, Sarah rated it did not like it. I made it about half way through this book- after two tries. The authors did a presentation at Hope, and I was impressed and interested. But it turns out that they toned themselves down quite a bit for their presentation at a relatively conservative college. I found the book pretty alienating.
It was a while before I could call myself a “feminist” again. I want to be a feminist if that means that I believe that women should have all the same opportunities that men have. If that means that I get I made it about half way through this book- after two tries. If that means that I get to be an equal partner with my husband. If that means that you have to treat me with respect. If it means that I get to decide for myself whether I’m going to stay home with babies all day.
If it means that I question the images and ideas that society sends me. But the trouble is, Baumgardner and Richards make it about more than that. It’s about abortion, promiscuity, STDs, leaving your religion. And that’s not me. Jun 02, Sierra rated it did not like it. As a young feminist, I had been wanting to read this book for awhile.
When I finally picked it up, I got to “the red roots of white feminism” and wanted to throw up. I had a hard time finishing it, but I trudged through.
Is it all bad? There is some valuable information for a young, white, and otherwise privileged woman who needs Feminism Lite This book is incredibly white-centric and appeals I think to a middle to upper-class crowd. This book basically epitomizes everything I do Ick. This book basically epitomizes everything I don’t want feminism of the future to be.
Jun 11, Carrie rated it really liked it.
manifezta This text is a great resource for young women. I think the most important message is that the new, fiesty movers and shakers of this generation have a different face than the women that come before us. We are messy and full of contradiction. That’s what being a modern woman is all about. Be thankful and aware of the women who paved the way before us, but do not be conformed to their ideas of liberation.
I had high expectations for this book. It unfortunately did not age well. This book was peak White Feminism tm.
Nov 19, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: As someone who knew very little manlfesta feminist history, I had a lot to take from this book This book really drags its feet getting to the point.
It could have been so much shorter. This book took me a long bzumgardner to complete because it was very mentally exhausting, jumping from point to point to point with very little cohesion.