a good book.

Baumgardner & Richards. Photo Credit: Ali Price

Baumgardner & Richards. Photo Credit: Ali Price

I have an essay due Thursday, and I’m writing about language and feminism in women’s magazines. It’s proven to be far more complex and interesting than I originally thought, and I particularly enjoyed reading Manifesta by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards in preparation for writing this essay. I originally heard about it on NPR, when Richards and Gloria Steinem discussed the ideas presented in the book and their application to media. This isn’t the stuff of Rush Limbaugh’s “feminazi” (ugh!); it’s about a social justice movement. I often forget what a relatively new phenomenon, historically speaking, social justice and equality (or at least the progress towards these ideals) are in US history. Really fascinating book. Okay, so I guess I have to get back to writing this essay… Hello, writer’s block. xo, m

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