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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 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 t seen corresponding strides toward actual social justice In my opinion her delivery and examples don t do her main point justice and it gets rather messy But it s hard to write a book like this that isn t self righteous and the messiness seems in part due to Zeisler trying to convey the nuances of this issue The parts where she s criticizing the system that makes marketplace feminism a thing are a lot stronger than when she s talking about individual celebs and movies shows etc though that might just be my aversion to pop feminism books talkingA scattered thought dump Personally I m less concerned with celebs making money off of being feminists in general than I am with celebs making money off of being feminists that are racist transphobic and whrephobic Zeisler seems to lump these two together since both can be classified as watered down feminism I just don t consider them the same thing while she literally says I ve seen it called white feminism I call it marketplace feminism Like black women coined the term white feminism so it s not your place to be renaming and redefining it right And I have to roll my eyes hearing about Beyonce making feminism her personal brand and Black Lives Matter being called a branded entity but mostly crickets regarding white male celebs like Matt McGorry who are deemed heroes for the supporting those things A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House your place to be renaming and redefining it right And I have to roll my eyes hearing about Beyonce making feminism her personal brand and Black Lives Matter being called a branded entity but mostly crickets regarding white male celebs like Matt McGorry who are deemed heroes for the supporting those things

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

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 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 needs to do to tell the whole story A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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 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 needs to do to tell the whole story

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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 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


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 s

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    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 t

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    I don't know how to rate this because for every statement I agreed with there was something else I REALLY disagreed withThe basic p

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    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 m

  5. says:

    I really appreciate the amount of research presented along with her personal musings on everything I would not have thought

  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 pandering to the p

  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

  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

  10. says:

    this book was a breeze of fresh air with all its humour and all sides of the issue analysis the structure was messy af and it made me get lost often but overall I think it is a very interesting and even informative read for anyone interested in the way a lot of aspects of capitalism and our modern society deal w