Living a Feminist Life

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Living a Feminist Life

Living a Feminist Life

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A beautifully written, smartly provocative book that belongs on our shelves, in our classrooms, and in our daughters’ hands. There is an old saying - if you can't walk the walk don't talk the talk -well this author can walk and talk Reading this book took me a lot longer than the average book.

I found myself moved to tears when she described incidents of sexual harassment; her father accusing her of being "sick in the head" because she is a lesbian, and how he used to beat her as a child; and the walls and resistance she encountered while doing diversity work, to name a few.

You have to get closer to the feeling; but once you try to think about a feeling, how quickly it can recede. You might not have used that word for it; you might not have the words for it; you might not be able to put your finger on it. This section concludes with a compelling analysis of lesbian feminism as a wilful politics of action and care.

Sara Ahmed’s Living a Feminist Life gives the old feminist mantra of “the personal is political” a new boost of relatability. Patience refers to the willingness to bear suffering without irritation or the capacity to accept or tolerate delay.This is a book that feminists will find illuminating—acutely painful at times, but mostly profoundly insightful. I'm not going to say it's a bad one, as some of what it had to say had so much relevance to recent events in my life that the read was as painful as it was vindicating. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You begin to feel a pressure, this relentless assault on the senses; a body in touch with a world can become a body that fears the touch of a world.

Accessible language, not only intended for the exclusive Academic sphere), very relatable and enlightening. You might even will yourself not to notice certain things because noticing them would change your relation to the world; it would change the world to which you exist in relation. This review is just a gushing love letter of thanks to her incredible work and has little to do with the content of her text.To become girl is to learn to expect such advances, to modify your behavior in accordance; to become girl as becoming wary of being in public space; becoming wary of being at all.

Experiences like this: they seem to accumulate over time, gathering like things in a bag, but the bag is your body, so that you feel like you are carrying more and more weight. Maybe I'm just out of practice reading academic stuff, but this was way more abstract than I was hoping for.In chapter 1 the author runs us through what makes a feminist in her opinion, and it isn't anywhere near comprehensive enough in my own humble opinion. Living a Feminist Life makes visible the continuous work of feminism, whether it takes place on the streets, in the home, or in the office. There is something to be said about individualism in organizing, but there is most definitely something to be said about the myriad shortcomings that radical political projects have suffered from past and present. The history of woman is impossible to disentangle from the history of wife: the female human not only as in relation to man but as for man (woman as there for, and therefore, being for). Chapters touching on racism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia were particularly stimulating as I'm not very knowledgeable in these subjects.

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