Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica BennettFeminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett

Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

byJessica Bennett

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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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 on how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called it a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of our foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born.

In Feminist Fight Club, acclaimed journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal stories of her real-life fight club with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t advice for how to combat today’s sexism (and come out the other side). Part manual, part manifesto, Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist archetypes women encounter every day—such as the Manterrupter, who talks over female colleagues in meetings; or the Bropropriator, who appropriates their ideas—as well as the self-sabotaging behavior women sometimes exhibit themselves. With original illustrations and fascinating historical research as well as a straightforward assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the workforce, Feminist Fight Club offers practical strategies, stealthy hacks, and much-needed camaraderie for women battling their way through the modern workplace.

Title:Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist WorkplaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062642367

ISBN - 13:9780062642363


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I heard Jessica Bennett speak at a conference and soon after read her book. It's filled with practical ways to incorporate your feminist views and actions in the workplace/office setting. Although a serious topic, the material is presented in a funny and engaging way. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical Advice! I absolutely loved this book. I carried it around with me everywhere so much that the back cover got ripped off and it got wet many times. It was such a great read and had so much great advice to help with workplace sexism. I will re-read this book many times. A must have for all.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Book! I am a huge feminist and when I read this book, I instantly loved it! I have probably already read it a million of times and even used it in one of my Gender Studies Class
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it it was a really inspiring book
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Reading this book was like sitting down with a bunch of girlfriends and have those "me too!" moments. Sexism is real in the workplace, and an easy-to-read book like this was such a wonderful place to begin figuring out how to deal with it constructively. Full of facts and resources; highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A worthy read I had to read this for my book club this month. While it's not something I would have chosen for myself, it was a decent read. To be fair, I don't think it contained any new, revealing information. The data and situations the author speaks of, I'm sure are familiar to most women. Even the suggestions as to what to do and how to approach different situations is not "newsflash" information. However the issue is that most of us as women know what we should/must do but just don't do it. Jessica Bennett tries to provide us with the push that we need to make our voices heard. Although this shouldn't be necessary in this day and age, this is a fight that is far from over.
Date published: 2016-11-08

Editorial Reviews

“Bennett has written a guidebook that will likely benefit those women who want to climb the rungs of power and challenge the Boys at the Top... her suggestion that women form their own Feminist Fight Clubs sounds like a mighty fine idea. I, for one, am ready to engage.”