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Higgins, Nadia Abushanab. Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word.

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Higgins, Nadia Abushanab. Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word. Twenty-First Century, 2016. 160p. PLB $35.99. 978-14677-6147-5. Index. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading.

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word celebrates the history of feminism in the United States by introducing readers to the first feminist heroes, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Sojourner Truth. Readers discover the social issues challenged by feminists which began with the right to vote and have expanded to include fighting work discrimination, defending women's sexual rights and choices, and challenging society's beauty standards. Higgins adds a new flavor to the definition of feminism by including issues of race and expanding gender definitions, giving deeper meaning to the fight for equal rights. Learn what is next for feminism in the push for gender justice for LGBTQ individuals and ponder the question, "Should feminism focus squarely on women or widen the net as broadly as possible?"

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word captures the interest of the reader with engaging text, quotes, pictures, and side blurbs. It makes the issues of feminism personal and relatable by introducing stories of real-life women struggling with discrimination or fighting for equal rights. With thoroughly researched information, this book shows the transition in feminist viewpoints and goals over time and helps young readers determine whether they are feminists. This book about the history of empowering women is a great addition to any school or public library collection and will find readers in teens passionate about social justice.--Deanne Boyer.

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Author:Boyer, Deanne
Publication:Voice of Youth Advocates
Article Type:Book review
Date:Apr 1, 2016
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