The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future

The Feminist Utopia Project Fifty Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future What do we want In this groundbreaking collection than fifty cutting edge voices including Melissa Harris Perry Janet Mock Sheila Heti and Mia McKenzie invite us to imagine a truly feminist worl

  • Title: The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future
  • Author: Alexandra Brodsky Rachel Kauder Nalebuff S.E. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781558619005
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • What do we want In this groundbreaking collection, than fifty cutting edge voices, including Melissa Harris Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to make music, KatheWhat do we want In this groundbreaking collection, than fifty cutting edge voices, including Melissa Harris Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to make music, Katherine Cross rewrites the Constitution, and Maya Dusenbery resets the standard for good sex Combining essays, interviews, poetry, illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given and inspires us to demand a radically better future.

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    1. Alexandra Brodsky Rachel Kauder Nalebuff S.E. Smith says:

      Alexandra Brodsky is the co editor of The Feminist Utopia Project The Feminist Press, October 2015 , along with Rachel Kauder Nalebuff She is also an editor at Feministing, student at Yale Law School, and co founder of Know Your IX, a national student campaign to end gender based violence.

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    1. I was excited by the premise of this book, and I applaud all of the contributors for exercising their imaginations, but what I mostly felt while reading this anthology was sad Why I was excited We re in the midst, I think, of a profound crisis of imagination We don t even know, I suspect, how to think the thoughts we would need to think in order to imagine a way out of the worldwide crises of climate change and escalating hate based violence And so we need to provoke ourselves to envision a worl [...]


    2. Great collection of writings that imagine the world as a feminist utopia in the distant and not so distant future This collection approaches the idea of a feminist utopia from a wide range of perspectives, taking up and challenging today s status quo from a number of angles It s a mix of fiction, letters of a sort, essays of a sort, and interviews, with some illustration in the mix for good measure I definitely recommend it for a burgeoning feminist or anyone who needs to expand their view of wh [...]


    3. Meh Wildly uneven Also I was expecting fiction sci fi and instead got a bunch of essays that read like printed out tumblr posts Nothing wrong with that, just not what I was after Kinda feel like you can save yourself the and just develop a good blog roll


    4. Wow, this book gives me so much excitement empowerment pumped to read all these mostly women envisioning a good future read it real quick


    5. I love, love, love the premise of this book Too often, in our fight to win ridiculously tiny but hard won victories, such as equal pay for equal work, we can lose sight of what the end goal really is not just equal pay, but equal access to EVERYTHING As the introduction says, patriarchy can sometimes even limit our imagination of what is possible and where we re headed Because of this, I loved the idea of a project where activists and thought leaders could be unfettered by what is possible, and [...]


    6. Different stories, essays, and interviews worked differently on me, but most importantly, reading this collection gave me the courage and the fodder to dream specifically, materially, of what it is I m struggling for, and always have been One interview highlights the changes in feminism between generations, and the importance of collective action one story envisions circle based restorative justice as society s approach to crime another memoir imagines a world a woman could travel alone and unde [...]


    7. I really wanted to love this book, and there were definitely some gems, but many of the pieces felt like they could have been a little better thought out, and I wish they tied together a bit Ultimately, I wasn t quite able to finish it.


    8. There is something in this book for everyone, I think One of the pieces spoke to me quite directly, while another I completely disagreed with, although I could see where the author was coming from Then there are interviews and art pieces that break up the utopia set pieces, and allow us to awaken in other ways This book, even the pieces that you might disagree with, is a nice collection of awakenings it offers a little something in each piece that makes us think critically about the world as it [...]


    9. 2 5 stars.This is a beautifully produced book and well worth checking it out just for that and I d say read this book rather than Adichie s We Should All Be Feminists if you have to choose just one It is definitely not something to read all at once, though it s something best dipped into every few days or every few books, in my case ha.Overall, the book feels like a really long issue of Bitch magazine not that that s a bad thing I was a little frustrated by the similarity to many of the pieces, [...]


    10. YES YES YES This book was SO good and SO necessary and I loved it and I want everyone to read it It s a collection of short pieces portraying each contributor s hopes and dreams for a feminist utopia, including pieces that focus on education, sexuality, work employment, body image, race, the justice system, and Some of the writings are fictionalized narratives, placing characters of the writer s creation in a futuristic setting to illustrate what the world would be like in that writer s utopia [...]


    11. I enjoyed this book and it felt like fresh air and escapism I am happy to be introduced to many new feminist writers and have my perspectives widened from the viewpoints of a diverse crowd of women I hope to see some level of this utopia of equality achieved in my lifetime.


    12. Well, I did DNF d this book, but not because it s bad, not at all, I was actually quite enjoying this until I realized that I have two weeks until finals start, so there s that.



    13. Te Feminist Utopia Project Review Key Areas Rape culture how normalized it is 1 in 5 American women get raped they call it an epidemic and that s somewhat true intelligence is sexy and it s compatible intelligence that s the kind of smart that works with your kind of smart kids body image issues black hair tied to respectability, cleanliness, neatness dark skin media portrayal she didn t think she could be loved or desired or respected shaving waxing completely socialized body is A miracle that [...]


    14. The Feminist Utopia Project is a series of visions of the future Some are fictional stories, some interviews, some art, but all look towards a better future It s an incredibly inspiring book to read given just how much focus in feminist thinking is on analyzing how things are going wrong Without thinking about the future we want to build, however, we have no goals of what we want to achieve Was everything in this particular book possible Probably not, but it was certainly a hopeful and optimisti [...]


    15. This is a thought provoking collection of essays that imagine a better world centered around women s political standpoints, their ethnic and racial situations, sexual preferences, and class positions From reinventing birth control to envisioning an economy that values domestic work, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given and inspires us to demand a radically better future.


    16. There were some great essays in this collection, and I really appreciate the overall premise of the book We want Some favorites were Justice by Mariame Kaba, Raising Generation E For Empathy by Mindi Rose Englart and Working Utopia by Melissa Gira Grant Some that disappointed me by their continued emphasis on the existence of the nation state in utopia were Imperfectly by Sheila Bapat and Feminist Constitution by Katherine Cross.


    17. Oh, this was a fabulous collection I didn t love every essay, but it was hopeful and it s one of those books where you can easily go back and read one or two of the entries and get something new out of it, or use one of their lists in the appendix to read on a topic, et cetera Very cool concept well executed.


    18. I spent the majority of the time I was reading this collection on the verge of tears tears of hope, and longing, and joy for what our future can be We are all responsible for making a better future a reality The art we make is important, and the causes we fight for are important.


    19. I read about a quarter of them Kind of disappointed These are not as radical as I d hoped to read about A really excellent idea but just not executed well Quite a few seemed like dystopias in terms of governments, information censorship, and genetic suppression Yikes.


    20. Meh A bit of escapism, maybe, but nothing in the way of concrete, roadmap like ideas And frankly, escapism is the last thing we need right now I may also differ on a philosophical basis, on the nature of human behavior and whether equality is ever universally possible.



    21. Worth the read bit of a mixed bag some essays interviews much better than others but important in terms of intersectionality and inclusion going forward in feminism.





    22. We have to do things that are hard to feel fully human, to feel we have accomplished and that we have achieved But in my utopia, the struggles we would experience would be fundamental to or humanity and less tied to the accidental identities we are assigned at birthThis is a collection of essays, stories, poems, interviews and artwork, examining the concept of a feminist utopia across law, healthcare, education, sex and much The power of this collection lies in its demonstration of the breadth [...]


    23. Review originally posted on Tsundokuholic.The Feminist Utopia Project OverviewThe Feminist Utopia Project, edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, begins with a short but powerful declaration We want In the fifty seven pieces that follow, feminists present their views on the components of a feminist utopia These views are expressed through art, poetry, photos, interviews, short fictional stories, and personal narratives spanning a variety of feminist interest topics One writer i [...]


    24. This anthology brings forward many different types of and viewpoints to describe their various thoughts on a feminist utopia Some I adored and some totally missed the mark for me but I appreciated the diverse range of backgrounds it brought to the table We wouldn t even need the term universal design because, in my utopia, the drive to build a world for all bodies wouldn t need a special term It would just be life And that for me is the utopia project it s to keep pushing the feminist question o [...]



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