Fight Like a Girl

How to be a Fearless Feminist

Author: Megan Seely

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Fight Like A Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name.Seely is herself a long-time activist and details her own activism from a young teenager going on hunger strikes to protest the rights of agricultural workers to a Third Waver in college to the youngest elected President of the California chapter of the National Organization for Women--the largest statewide feminist organization in the country. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change, Seely offers a practical and useful guide for how to get involved, take action, and wage successful campaigns.The book is full of valuable resources for novice and committed activists alike, including such features as "How to Write a Press Release," "Guidelines to a Good Media Interview," "A Feminist Shopping Guide," and a list of over 100 Fabulous Feminist Resources, including organizations, websites, and events to attend. Each chapter is full of ideas, both big and small, for ways to get involved, as well as providing countless examples of successful actions already achieved.Exploring such issues as body image and self-acceptance, education and empowerment, health and sexuality, political representation, economic justice and violence against women, Fight Like A Girl looks at the challenges that women and girls face while emphasizing the strength that they independently, and collectively, embody. Seely delvesinto the politics of the feminist movement--exploring both history and current day realities. A Third Wave manifesto as well as an introduction to

Fight Like a Girl

50 Feminists who Changed the World

Author: Laura Barcella

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Page: 224

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Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who paved the way for today's badass women? Fight Like a Girl profiles 50 fearless women - both the historical icons and the unsung heroes - such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Frida Kahlo and Roxane Gay. Each extraordinary life story is accompanied by a stunning portrait, along with eye-opening sidebars on their hard-fought causes and iconic quotes. Be inspired by their stories, arm yourself with their knowledge, get active and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.

Fight Like a Girl

The Power of Being a Woman

Author: Lisa Bevere

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Today's twisted pictures of gender roles create confusion over how a woman should define herself. Women and men are encouraged to move closer to center and away from the traits that distinguish male from female. How can women feel good about themselves when society is constantly dictating what they can and should be? In FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, Lisa Bevere exhorts us to embrace the differences between sexes. Her goal is to encourage women to celebrate the unique aspects of femininity. Instead of trying to adopt ill-fitting character traits, women should see themselves as designed and valued by God and savor their femininity as their strength, not a flaw.

Fight Like a Girl

6x9 Unlined 120 Pages Writing Notebooks for Women and Girls

Author: Blue Stone Publishers

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Page: 122

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Feminism Agenda Writing journals for Girls and women who Support feminism. If you are super motivated Female so this notebook is perfect for you. Highlight your skills, Prove that women can do anything. Special notebooks gift for Girls Squad

Fight Like a Girl

Author: Clementine Ford

Publisher: ONEWorld Publications

ISBN:

Category: Feminism

Page: 320

View: 752

An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world is.

Fight Like a Girl, Second Edition

How to Be a Fearless Feminist

Author: Megan Seely

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 874

A blueprint for the next generation of feminist activists Fight Like a Girl offers a vision of the past, present, and future of feminism. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change and a deep understanding of women’s history and the key issues facing girls and young women today, Megan Seely offers a pragmatic introduction to feminism. Written in an upbeat and personal style, Fight Like a Girl offers an overview of feminism, including historical roots, myths and meanings, triumphs and shortcomings. Sharing personal stories from her own experience as a young activist, as a mother, and as a teacher, Seely offers a practical guide to getting involved, taking action, and waging successful events and campaigns. The second edition addresses more themes and topics than before, including gender and sexuality, self-esteem, reproductive health, sexual violence, body image and acceptance, motherhood and family, and intersections of identities, such as race, gender, class, and sexualities. Fight Like a Girl is an invaluable introduction to both feminism and activism, defining the core tenets of feminism, the key challenges both within and outside the feminist movement, and the steps we can take to create a more socially just world.

Fight Like a Girl

Be Scared with a Plan

Author: Kym Rock

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 195

View: 436

Have you been attacked, stalked, or abused? Are you in a relationship where you fear being yelled at or hit when things aren't perfect? Are you becoming aware of how much violence is in our world and how it can reach out and grab you and your family any second? What can you do about it? You can Fight Like A Girl! Jump in with international award-winning self-defense expert Kym Rock and learn step-by-step how not to be a victim of abuse or violence. This is a hard-hitting book that will teach you how to act differently to avoid dangerous situations and what to do to get out of one. Real situations. Real escape. Real prevention. Now is the time to be free and find out what it really means to Fight Like a Girl!

Fight Like a Girl...and Win

Defense Decisions for Women

Author: Lori Hartman Gervasi

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 811

A kick-ass practical guide that packs a major punch ... without even throwing one! Self-defense lecturer and no-nonsense blonde bombshell Lori Gervasi lays out simple actions and important decisions women must make BEFORE they find themselves in physical danger to eliminate surprise and panic. It's an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves -- with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and -- if and when the time comes -- using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make, including: DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN YOUR FIGHT – Battles are waged from the inside out. Your conscience, intelligence, and guts must be committed to the cause. You and those you love are the things worth fighting for. DECIDE TO DEVISE A STRATEGY – Create a one-way ticket out of every imaginable circumstance, from back-door escape routes to getaways in public places. Think "what-if...?", plan for the unexpected, and be ready for anything! DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT OF THE INITIAL ATTACK – When practicing awareness, you can detect danger before it happens. The bad guy will take steps to get close to you. Watch carefully and identify these for what they are—the preludes to an attack. DECIDE TO MOVE – If an attacker strikes, don't freeze—get moving! Break through your fear with instant mobility. You have limitless options and any movement works as long as it leads to your safety. DECIDE TO ACT ON YOUR INSTINCTS – Your intuition is your guide, but you must respond physically in order to be successful. When something isn't right, take action, change plans, redirect yourself, and control your destiny! ...along with Defense Do's And Don'ts, inspiring "Power Points," and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL...AND WIN

Fight Like a Girl

The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained

Author: Kate Germano

Publisher: Prometheus Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 677

One woman's professional battle against systemic gender bias in the Marines and the lessons it holds for all of us. The Marine Corps continues to be the only service where men and women train separately in boot camp or basic training. This segregation negatively affects interaction with male marines later on, and, lower expectations of female recruits are actively maintained and encouraged. But Lieutenant Colonel Kate Germano arrived at the Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island--which exclusively trains female recruits--convinced that if she expected more of the women just coming into Corps, she could raise historically low standards for female performance and make women better Marines. And, after one year, shooting qualifications of the women under her command equaled those of men, injuries had decreased, and unit morale had noticeably improved. Then the Marines fired her. This is the story of Germano's struggle to achieve equality of performance and opportunity for female Marines against an entrenched male-dominated status quo. It is also a universal tale of the effects of systemic gender bias. Germano charges that the men above her in the chain of command were too invested in perpetuating the subordinate role of women in the Corps to allow her to prove that the female Marine can be equal to her male counterpart. She notes that the Marine Corps' $35-million gender-integration study, which shows that all-male squads perform at a higher level than mixed male-female squads, flies in the face of the results she demonstrated with the all-female Fourth Battalion and raises questions about the Marine Corps' willingness to let women succeed. At a time when women are fighting sexism and systemic bias in many sectors of society, Germano's experience has wide-ranging implications and lessons--not just for the military but also for corporate America, the labor force, education, and government.

Fight Like A Girl (Part 1)

Author: Dawn Pendleton

Publisher: Dawn Pendleton

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

View: 722

**This is a 3-part novella series** MMA is no place for a girl - unless that girl is Max Brady. Growing up around the ring as the daughter of a famous fighter, she finally takes her place in the MMA world after her father’s mysterious disappearance. Deciding to fight was the easy part - she never imagined finding a good trainer would be her biggest obstacle. Kingston Lawrence was a rising star in the MMA world, until a knee injury forced him to the other side of the fight. He thought three rounds in the ring was hard, but nothing compares to the battle of training and taming Max. Her sexy body makes up for her sarcastic mouth, and it isn’t long before he wants to be more than just her trainer. But Kingston has a secret, one that could ruin both their lives. He can train Max for a fight, but nothing can prepare them for what happens when that secret is revealed.