The Feminist Handbook by Joanne L. Bagshaw, PhD
It's time to fight back! With this intersectional handbook, you'll discover practical, everyday tips and tools to help you resist sexism, smash the patriarchy, and create a better world for yourself and future generations.
From reproductive rights and the wage gap to #MeToo and #TimesUp-gender inequality permeates nearly every aspect of our culture. From birth and on through adulthood, the message that our sexist society sends to women and girls is clear: you're not enough . You're not valued enough to get paid the same salary as a man with the same job title. You're not worthy enough or perfect enough to be taken seriously or respected. You're not responsible enough to make decisions about your body or reproductive rights.
These negative messages are internalized on a deep psychological level. In fact, the effects of sexism are directly represented in the high rates of anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and eating disorders among women and girls-and these effects are even more severe for queer women, disabled women, and women of color. Isn't it time you said ENOUGH?
This revolutionary feminist self-help guide offers real tools you can use to:
• Combat the effects of discrimination and gender/race inequality
• Improve your self-confidence, gain self-esteem, and build resilience
• Actively resist internalized negative messages you've received while living in an openly sexist, patriarchal culture
Most self-help books teach you how to transform your life from the inside out. But what can you do when your distress is caused by sexist institutionalized power structures, attitudes, and events that are outside of your control? This book will help you untangle the role that sexism and discrimination plays in your life, your mental health, and your overall sense of well-being. Most importantly, you'll learn to reject negative messages and work toward creating lasting change through activism and community.
There's a lot of work to do. This book will help you get started now .
Joanne L. Bagshaw, PhD, is an award-winning professor of psychology and women's studies at Montgomery College. She is also an ASSECT-certified sex therapist with a private practice in Maryland, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Joanne writes the popular feminist blog, The Third Wave for Psychology Today .