Crispin wants to remind us that the true goal of feminism is not to create space for women in the current system but to burn down the system and start anew. She wants us to return to feminism's roots, where we see beyond the structures that we know and imagine better ones.
At times this feels too confrontational and that her expectations are too high. But I personally want to be challenged in my thinking and what I need to be doing to help create a world that is better. Creating a revolution is not easy or comfortable; you need to be doing more that putting on a pink hat and going to a march. Recommended By Amy W, Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution.
Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist . . . or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more. Why I Am Not A Feminist
is 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.
Praise for Jessa Crispin, and The Dead Ladies Project
"I'd follow Jessa Crispin to the ends of the earth." --Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex
"Read with caution . . . Crispin is funny, sexy, self-lacerating, and politically attuned, with unique slants on literary criticism, travel writing, and female journeys. No one crosses genres, borders, and proprieties with more panache." --Laura Kipnis, author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation
"Very, very funny. . . . The whole book is packed with delightfully offbeat prose . . . as raw as it is sophisticated, as quirky as it is intense." --The Chicago Tribune