(kindle) We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl® the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler

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E means and celebrities the mouthpieces But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity Feminism's splashy arrival at the center of today's media and pop culture marketplace after all hasn't offered solutions to the movement's unfinished business Planned Parenthood is under sustained attack women are still paid 77 percent or less of the man's dollar and vicious attacks on women both on and offline are utterly routine Andi Zeisler a founding editor of Bitch Media draws on than. We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl the Buying and Selling of a Political MovementW is a fascinating study by Andi Zeisler founding editor of Bitch Media of how feminism has been transformed from a political movement to a brand Embraced by celebrities and utilized by companies looking to expand markets feminism has become a word euivalent to choice Anything can be feminist from underwear to dance movesZeisler examines the contrasts between reality and sound bites The music and movie industry have proclaimed themselves feminists f

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We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl® the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Feminism has hit the big time Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace feminist has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars fashion designers and multi hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market Individual self actualization is the goal shopping often than not th. 4272016 I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review It is due to be published in wide release May 3 2016The title We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement sounds like a pretty straightforward condemnation of the sea change that has taken place in American culture regarding feminism But as with all political movements nothing is ever simpleFeminism has become a buzzword It garners clicks for celebrity interviews and can sell anything from building bl

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Twenty years' experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co opted watered down and turned into a gyratory media trend Surveying movies television advertising fashion and Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment but offering little in the way of transformational change Witty fearless and unflinching We Were Feminists Once is the story of how we let this happen and how we can amplify feminism's real purpose and powe. uick and readable if a little preaching to the choir Definitely covers a lot of where I ve been uncomfortable with the use of the word feminist I will have a decent in depth review of this at some point I promise


10 thoughts on “We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl® the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

  1. says:

    45 starsA stellar book about feminism and how capitalism has weakened its overall political power Feminism has gained popularity as a buzzword than ever before clothing lines plaster the phrase all over their t shirts and underwear

  2. says:

    4272016 I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review It is due to be published in wide release May 3 2016The title We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement sounds like a pretty straightforward condemnation of the sea change that ha

  3. says:

    I don't know how to rate this because for every statement I agreed with there was something else I REALLY disagreed withThe basic premise I think is that superficial marketplace feminism has become very visible and we haven'

  4. says:

    We Were Feminists Once From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl® the Buying and Selling of a Political MovementW is a fascinating study by Andi Zeisler founding editor of Bitch Media of how feminism has been transformed from a political movement to a “brand” Embraced by celebrities and utilized by companies looking to expand markets feminism has

  5. says:

    I really appreciate the amount of research presented along with her personal musings on everything I would not have thought a robotic narration would be the perfect pairing for an exploration of feminist movements and improvementsI was wrong it worked perfectlyWell researched well written and completely level headed and a little funny this will be something I highly recommend to everyone

  6. says:

    Marketplace feminism is in many ways about just branding feminism as an identity that everyone can and should consume That’s not a bad thing in theory but in practice it tends to involve highlighting only the most appealing features of a multifaceted set of movements It kicks the least sensational and most complex issues under a rug and assures them that we’ll go back to them once everybody’s on board And it ends up pande

  7. says:

    uick and readable if a little preaching to the choir Definitely covers a lot of where I've been uncomfortable with the use of the word feminist I will have a decent in depth review of this at some point I promise

  8. says:

    Finally someone is willing to let the proverbial cat out of the bag by intelligently scrutinizing the conseuences and general ickiness of marketplace feminism In some ways I feel almost creeped out by how accurately Zeisler is able to summarize my own misgivings about the general direction of an empowerment feminism that cares about capitalism consumerism and neoliberal policies than it does about actually improving the

  9. says:

    I got about 23 of the way into this before I had to put it down I think Zeisler does a fine job of discussing marketplace feminism and how capitalist forces co opt the movement but at the end of the day this just reads like a white feminist writing about white feminism It's basic and doesn't even really attempt to do the heavy lifting it nee

  10. says:

    this book was a breeze of fresh air with all its humour and all sides of the issue analysis the structure was me

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