Synopses & Reviews
What do we want?
In this groundbreaking collection, more than fifty cutting-edge
voices, including Melissa Harris-Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia
McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world. An abortion
provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that
values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to make
music, Katherine Cross rewrites the Constitution, and Maya Dusenbery
resets the standard for good sex. Combining essays, interviews, poetry,
illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given — and inspires us to demand a radically better future.
"Brodsky and Nalebuff have captured the vibrancy that is currently infusing a new generation of feminists, while challenging the limitations still informed by politics and history." Booklist
“The Feminist Utopia Project is an incredible addition to the feminist canon. With contributions from some of the most important voices in gender justice, this book looks to the future with optimism, strength, and intelligence. Your feminist library is not complete without it.” Jessica Valenti, editor of Yes Means Yes
"A joyful cacophony of voices offering playful, earnest, challenging, and hopeful versions of our collective future in the form of creative nonfiction, fiction, visual art, poetry, and more." Library Journal
"Wildly creative ideas from intelligent writers who want more for women." Kirkus
What would a world that matched your values look like? Today's leaders envision the ideal future of feminism.
About the Author
Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and co-founder of Know Your IX, a national student campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra regularly writes about feminist law in publications including The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, and The Nation
and has spoken about strengthening civil rights responses to gender-based violence on national television and radio programs and before the Senate.
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff is a playwright living in Los Angeles. She is the creator of The New York Times bestseller My Little Red Book, an anthology of women's first period stories. She has given talks about periods to schools, conferences, and Girl Scout troops around the country. Her work reducing the taboos around menstruation has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, NPR, and Jezebel. You can learn more about her at itsrachelkaudernalebuff.com.