By Julie Zeilinger
Younger ladies this day have a foul recognition, and for stable cause: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend extra time on fb than they do in school, and their urge for food for cloth possessions and truth television is matched purely by way of their overwhelming apathy approximately vital social and political concerns. Right?
FBomb weblog author Julie Zeilinger debunks those (and different) myths approximately smooth formative years in a bit F’d Up, the 1st ebook approximately feminism for younger women of their kids and twenties to truly be written by means of one in every of their friends. during this available guide, Zeilinger takes a severe, sincere, and funny examine the place younger feminists are as a iteration, and the place they’re going—and she does so from the point of view of somebody who’s within the trenches correct along her readers.
Fun, humorous, and interesting, a bit F’d Up is a must-read for the turning out to be variety of clever, proficient younger ladies available in the market who're able to commence discovering their voice—and altering the realm.
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A book report We all live in prison. Most of us don't know we live in prison. A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments, were assembled in front of a gaol. They were waiting for a woman named Hester Prynne to walk out of the gaol. All of them even the hippies hated Hester Prynne because she was a freak and because she couldn't be anything else and because she wouldn't be quiet and hide her freakiness like a bloody Kotex and because she was as wild and insane as they come. Long ago, when Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter, he was living in a society that was more socially repressive and less materialistic than ours.
Knock. Knock. 'Please let me in,' the bear yelled in a little girl's yell. 'Why should I let you in? You might rape me or kill me or you might be one of those muggers who robbed three people down the street yesterday. ' 'I'm not a robber. I'm a little girl who lost her way in the woods last night. I want to call my mommy 'cause she's worried to death about me. ' 'My mommy and my twenty sisters live in a horrible slum on the east side of town. Mommy has no limbs and ten of my sisters are paralyzed.
By this time the bear's shoulders were masses of bruises, his mouth was a froth-pit, his fur was gone, and blood was streaming down his torso so he went away. 4 Betrayal and treachery The hideous monster had a pet named Fritzy. Fritzy was a red-eyed white rat. As Fritzy was sleepily glomping around the kitchen and waiting for breakfast to get finished so she could get hold of some good crumbs, a big drop of butter leaped out of the frying pan onto her head, so just as the bear gave up and stomped into a nearby snowdrift, Fritzy ran out of her special door into the snow.
A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger