The Exciting Life of Being a Woman (Book)

The feminist survival manual you wish you had read as a teenager. It is written by Feminist Webs, a cross-generational youth project for girls and young women based in Manchester, UK. Many of their resources are not geographically specific.

Category: Cultural Studies

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The Exciting Life of Being a Woman is the feminist survival manual you wish you had read as a teenager. It is written by Feminist Webs, a cross-generational youth project for girls and young women based in Manchester, UK. Drawing on the history, practices and activities of Feminist Webbers, The Exciting Life of Being a Woman provides inspiration for women of all ages to live their life in creative and empowered ways. It includes illustrations, comics, youth work activities, personal writing and much more.

Introduction: Beginning with us 4-24

Chapter 1: Resilience 25-38

Chapter 2: Her-story 39-57

Chapter 3: Banged up and banged up 58-79

Chapter 4: Riot… 80-98

Chapter 5: ...Don’t ‘diet’? 99-115

Chapter 6: Freedom 116-123

Chapter 7: ‘Politically correct’ or just plain correct? 124-144

Chapter 8: Peace sister 145-160

Chapter 9: The art part 161-172

Chapter 10: It’s a big world in here 173-185

Chapter 11: Commonality and difference 186-208

Chapter 12: Young, gifted and girls 209-240

Resources 241

Contributors 241-247

Notes

This book is full of do’s and great ideas to build young women’s confidence and challenge, individually and together, the pressures that too often undermine them.

Susie Orbach

Once I picked this up, I couldn’t put it down. It answers, for me, an unspoken question – about where we are as women today and about how we want our future to be.

Laura, Feminist Webs participant

The Exciting Life of Being a Woman is part of an urgent and wholly necessary movement which reflects millions of women’s hopes, fears, jokes, passions, questions, activism and energy in a way which is accessible, enjoyable, stylish and intelligent.

Bidisha
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