Fight Like a Girl - Megan Seely (Paperback)

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6 Aug 2019
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Megan Seely
Paperback / softback
New York University Press
Number of Pages
229 x 152mm (229g)


Now fully updated, this invaluable introduction to both feminism and activism defines 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.


Feeling angry about now women are treated

Fight like a Girl is perfect for women of all ages, with thoughtful analysis, helpful advice, and useful resources"

Cindy Pearson, Executive Director of National Women's Health Network

Praise for the First Edition

It's the perfect gift for the burgeoning activist in your life." ---Bitch

Seely includes booklists, timelines, websites, and how-to tips that will help readers over the bridge from her insights to real world activism." ---Library Journal

This is a thorough, thought-provoking introduction." ---Publishers Weekly

Seely dispels the notion that there are secrets to successful organizing by creating a step by step, compelling manual that challenges even the cynical." ---Feminist Review

In Fight Like a Girl Second Edition, Megan Seely 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, she offers an up-to-date overview of the key issues facing girls and young women today

Sharing personal stories from her own experiences as a young activist, mother, and teacher, Seely offers a practical guide for how young people in today's age can get involved, take action, and wage successful campaigns to create a more socially just world. The second edition addresses more themes and topics than ever before, including gender and sexuality, self-esteem, reproductive health, sexual violence, body image and acceptance, and motherhood and family

An essential read for students and activists, this new edition of Fight Like a Girl provides a practical introduction to both feminism and activism in the twenty-fir st century


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
BIC Classification 1
Politics & government
BIC Classification 2
Gender studies: women
Library Subject 1
Library Subject 2
Women's rights
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Megan Seely is a third wave feminist and activist. She was the youngest-ever elected president of California National Organization for Women, serving two terms from 2001 to 2005. An activist from a very young age she has been involved in community organizing and feminist activism on local, state, and national levels. She lives and teaches in northern California.

Review Quotes

"Feeling angry about how women are treated? Fight Like a Girl is perfect for women of all ages, with thoughtful analysis, helpful advice, and useful resources." -- Cindy Pearson,Executive Director of National Women's Health Network (NWHN)