Madeleine Kunin certainly knows from women and work. She’s been the governor of Vermont and the Ambassador to Switzerland. Before all that, she did her time as a journalist, a college professor, and an activist. She’s seen the feminist movement go through many permutations, and in her new book The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family, she details out her vision for where feminism should go next. Kunin argues that the movement hasn’t paid quite enough attention to the family, and specifically advocating for policies that allow women (and men) the ability to balance their work lives and their family lives in our hectic, work-focused world.
|By: Amanda Marcotte Sunday May 13, 2012 1:59 pm|
|By: Amanda Marcotte Saturday February 26, 2011 1:59 pm|
When I first picked up the book “Rumpus Women,” I had to admit I had a moment of wondering why. In this modern era of blogging, personal essays by women are easy to come by, and in fact, we are absolutely swimming in them. Why go to the effort of cracking a book?
Well, this wonderful book reminded me why.
|By: Amanda Marcotte Sunday June 27, 2010 2:00 pm|
Long before she wrote Share This!: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, Deanna Zandt was my social networking guru. Of course, I had the benefit of being her friend, so I was privy to her frequent and useful insights on the value of joining Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook, and the most effective ways to use these technologies to promote my ideas and my activism. It was Deanna who convinced me that it benefits your activism to humanize yourself on social networks, and even that you can really spread information far and wide 140 characters at a time. So I have to start off by saying: you rule, Deanna! Your guidance has been invaluable to me.
|By: sharkfu Saturday May 1, 2010 2:00 pm|
Get Opinionated: A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action) is a primer for how to get your activism on. Not how to participate in someone else’s vision, but how to figure out where you stand on progressive issues and how to take that position out into the community to make social change. The book is full of advice on how to get up on the issues, find the facts in a sea of spin and make sense of it all.