Synopses & Reviews
Contrary to clichés about the end of feminism, Deborah Siegel argues that younger women are reliving the battles of its past, and reinventing it--with a vengeance. From feminist blogging to the popularity of the WNBA, girl culture is on the rise. A lively and compelling look back at the framing of one of the most contentious social movements of our time, Sisterhood, Interrupted exposes the key issues still at stake, outlining how a twenty-first century feminist can reconcile the personal with the political and combat long-standing inequalities that continue today.
Chronicling the battles that have shaped modern conceptions of feminism across two generations, Sisterhood, Interrupted illuminates how younger women are reliving—often without realizing it—the battles of the past. Contrary to clichés about the end of feminism, Deborah Siegel argues that younger women are not abandoning the movement but reinventing it. After forty years, is feminism today a culture, or a cause? A movement for personal empowerment, or broad-scale social change? Have women achieved equality, or do we still have a long way to go?
In the vein of Manifesta, an illuminating look at the evolution of contemporary feminism
About the Author
Deborah Siegel, PhD is a writer and consultant specializing in women's issues and a Fellow at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. She is co-editor of the anthology Only Child: Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing Up Solo and has written about women, sex, contemporary families, and popular culture for a variety of publications. She has been featured on Good Morning America Radio, CBS This Morning, and in Psychology Today, The New York Times, USA Today, Ms., Time Out New York, and more. Read more about her and Sisterhood, Interrupted at www.deborahsiegel.net.
Table of Contents
Foreword--Jennifer Baumgardner * Part One: Mothers *
A Slogan Is Born * Radicals against Themselves * The Battle of Betty * Part Two: Daughters
* Postfeminist Panache * Mama Drama * Forty Years and Fighting