March 7, 2017

A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger

By Julie Zeilinger

Younger women this day have a foul recognition, and for reliable cause: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend extra time on fb than they do in school, and their urge for food for cloth possessions and fact television is matched in simple terms by means of their overwhelming apathy approximately very important social and political concerns. Right?

Wrong.

FBomb web publication writer Julie Zeilinger debunks those (and different) myths approximately sleek adolescence in a bit F’d Up, the 1st booklet approximately feminism for younger ladies of their young people and twenties to really be written through one in all their friends. during this available instruction manual, Zeilinger takes a severe, sincere, and funny examine the place younger feminists are as a iteration, and the place they’re going—and she does so from the point of view of somebody who’s within the trenches correct along her readers.

Fun, humorous, and fascinating, a bit F’d Up is a must-read for the growing to be variety of clever, proficient younger women in the market who're able to commence discovering their voice—and altering the area.

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Only White Americans can shed their racial and ethnic identities to stand for the generalized national citizen. Only White Americans can be full, ‘‘red-blooded’’ Americans. Representing the epitome of racial purity that is also associated with American national interests, Whites constitute the most valuable citizens. In contrast, racial/ethnic groups remain tainted with the stigma of representing particularism, backwardness, childishness, and special interests. In this racialized nation-state, racial/ethnic groups negotiate a fluid landscape of ethnic meanings that are tightly bundled to American understandings of race.

Eschewing the empty Whiteness of an assimilation Like One of the Family 47 process that erases ethnicity to become White, many White Americans now claim multiple ethnicities. 26 Yet this optional ethnicity masks the power of Whiteness to define citizenship. Only White Americans can shed their racial and ethnic identities to stand for the generalized national citizen. Only White Americans can be full, ‘‘red-blooded’’ Americans. Representing the epitome of racial purity that is also associated with American national interests, Whites constitute the most valuable citizens.

The multiple meanings attached to the concept of home—home as family household and home as neighborhood— also speak to the significance of family in regulating the property relations that are so central to racial hierarchy. Within the logic of the American family ideal, the ideal home is a single-family dwelling in a nice neighborhood where property values will appreciate over time. The family home is the family investment. However, when combined with ideas about family that view White, native, and Black families as the building blocks of different races, what appears to be a relatively benign idea about the family home emerges as a fundamental mechanism for reproducing race and class hierarchies.

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