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The Feminism Lives! Bundle

Trainwreck + Why I Am Not a Feminist

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TrainwreckShe’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck. She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself. Where did these women come from? What are their crimes? And what does it mean for the rest of us? In this investigation that’s as fiercely intelligent as it is funny and compassionate, Sady Doyle offers an essential, timely, feminist anatomy of the female trainwreck. The New York Times calls it “Smart… compelling… persuasive… reminds us that we shouldn’t be so quick to judge women in terms of degrading stereotypes or unrealistic expectations.”

Why I am Not a Feminist (A Feminist Manifesto)Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin gives us a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice — and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression. The New Yorker writes astutely that point “isn’t really that Crispin is not a feminist; it’s that she has no interest in being a part of a club that has opened its doors and lost sight of its politics — a club that would, if she weren’t so busy disavowing it, invite Kellyanne Conway in…. Crispin’s argument is bracing, and a rare counterbalance; where feminism is concerned, broad acceptability is almost always framed as an unquestioned good.”