Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto Book Review

For a social movement to succeed, it must be able to change as the needs of the movement and the movement’s member’s change.

Writer Jessa Crispin accuses the modern feminist movement of complacency and resting on their laurels in her 2017 book, Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. Pulling no punches, Ms. Crispin basically calls out the movement and it’s leaders for not fighting hard enough for women’s rights.

I’ve read many books about both the historical and modern feminist movement. This book is one of the most shocking that I have read in a long time. I will warn that Ms. Crispin is a very direct writer and is not afraid to rock the boat. As much as I disagreed with some of her ideas, I could not disagree with the point she is making. Modern feminism needs a punch to the literal gut, we need a reminder that there is still a lot of work to do and many more battles to fight.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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