Manifesta has ratings and reviews. Lani said: I didn’t by. Jennifer Baumgardner, To ask other readers questions about Manifesta, please sign up. Manifesta. Jennifer Baumgardner, Author, Amy Richards, Author, Amy Richards, Joint Author Farrar Straus Giroux $16 (p) ISBN In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist In an intelligent and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards .

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To be fair, the book is 10 years old and I did enjoy much of the book. Retrieved 2 March No, definitely not the immediate implication- that being a lesbian or a woman that loves other women is something Awful and something Not to Be Associated With.

The prologue A Day Without Feminism was a pointed, exaggerated look at what life was like inthe year jennifee authors were born, and their message is very clear It had it’s moments, but nothing special. In my mind only crazy anti-abortion, pro-forced pregnancy people use that term to describe doctors who, in addition to providing other medical services to women, also perform abortions.

And I think their use of swear words is conspicuous and awkward. There’s good information here, but there’s not much fun in the reading of it. While working at Ms. Young Women, Feminism, and the Future Women’s studies: I have to say up front that I found the prologue, epilogue, and the first and last chapters very annoying jwnnifer their conversational tone a poor cover for heavy-handed, pedantic writing.

It’s more like a thrown-together anthology of white feminism, with some ‘picture this’ writing thrown in.

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What really pissed me off is how they champion the idea that we need to Get Out There and Make A Difference, they denounce women with liberal arts degrees, and essentially say it’s their fault that there are male-dominated fields.

In my mind only crazy anti-abortion, pro-forced pregnancy people use that term to describe doctors who, in addition to providing other medical services to wo I really just read part of the first chapter and skimmed through parts of the rest. Yes, the authors mention contributions from women of color usually in passingbut they don’t acknowledge any of the larger issues with mainstream white feminism.


Baumgardnrr, third wave feminism, bisexuality, single parenthood, sex, rape, abortion. The author’s are fairly bzumgardner about this particular mqnifesta of feminism, while simultaneously backbiting some of the major publishing victories OF girly feminism.

Accessed 18 January Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Oh, they also blame all black people of the time for creating the Black Power, because it wasn’t jenifer previous “more egalitarian and racially integrated civil-rights movement, which meant not only that whites were kicked out but that, generally speaking, black women were demoted from being organizers to simply being ‘nation-builders’ mothers “. We are messy and full of contradiction.

Speakers Who Speak Out. She later changed the name to “It was Rape.

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Throughout the book the authors traces feminism’s evolution from the First Wave suffragette movement to the Third Wave feminism of today, all the while encouraging readers to continue the feminist fight of previous generations. I’m really glad I didn’t have to read the whole thing, to be honest.

MacmillanOct 4, – Social Science – pages. Why the ten month break between starting and finishing it? Some were conversations with my frequent writing partner, Amy Richards, who is brave and open about her experiences with abortion. Archived from the original on They don’t recognize the complexity of race, gender and sexuality – it’s a lot of Gloria Steinem and one reference to bell hooks.

A Field Guide for Feminist Activism. Some of the tips for activism do seem helpful, and the appendices and notes are very thorough. May 24, Meagan rated it it was amazing. It bamugardner a wonderful job thoroughly reviewing feminism from it’s birth to the modern age. Manifesta is on a lot of ‘must read’ feminism book lists, but Baumgardne found it to be mediocre. She moved to New York City after graduation and in began working as an unpaid intern for Ms.

The goal of this project is to add nuance to the cultural conversation around rape.

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Oct 12, Naima rated it it was ok Shelves: I had a hard time finishing it, but I trudged through. Inthey devised an innovative way of “bringing the campus to the speakers” with the creation of Soapbox Feminist Boot Camps. When I finally picked it up, I got to “the red roots of white feminism” and wanted to throw up.

Baumgardner and Richards formed the organization with the purpose of providing a national platform for spreading their activist message. I also got caught up by the tone of “we’re going to tell you what GenX, Third Wave Feminism is all about, because WE are the coolest members, nay, initiators! There was even one point where I wanted to just throw the book out the window, but was nearly pages in so I just stuck it out. The purpose of the book was to provide a “handbook” for social activism and to help readers answer the social justice question: They buamgardner together personal stories of mother-daughter relationships with the bigger picture.

Baugmardner an intelligent and incendiary argument, Baumgardner and Richards address baumgarrdner instead of feelings and the political baymgardner well as the personal. Some were conversations I kept having with second wave feminists on this listserv called History-In-Action, where the women would talk about how infuriating it was that their experiences of abortion—often trauma-free and liberating—were not part of the baumggardner presentation or common understanding of the issue.

Young women live by feminism’s goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; “girl power” feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics while political institutions such as Ms.

I didn’t feel like this book charted a lot of new territory, though perhaps the original edition did 10 years ago.

Woven in between her cultural commentary, Baumgardner discusses her own experience as a bisexual, and the struggle she’s undergone to reconcile the privilege she’s garnered as a woman who is perceived as straight and the empowerment and satisfaction she’s derived from her relationships with women.