Feminist Fight Club

Feminist Fight Club

An Office Survival Manual for A Sexist Workplace

eBook - 2016
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Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work--a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.

It was a fight club--but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend's apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today's working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify--and, if Ellen Pao is any indication, harder to prove--than those of their foremothers. These women weren't just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born.

Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, infographics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday--such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas--and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today's working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, as well as fascinating historical research and a kit for "How to Start Your Own Club," Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague today's women--as well as the system that perpetuates them.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062439796
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Nov 13, 2017

Pithy, frequently humorous descriptions and advice on how women can both support each other and develop their own voice in leveling the workplace into a fairer place. There's also a chapter on how male allies can help. The mansplaining flowchart made me laugh out loud. Recommended especially for younger women just getting started on their career path. NOTE: Jessica Bennett, the author, is a Seattle native and in November 2017, was appointed the NYT's first Gender Editor, "working to expand global coverage of women and gender across platforms."

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