Feminism for Sale


Courtesy of Bitch Media

The feminist movement has sold its activist soul to bodywash companies, maxi pad providers, pop stars and a host of other commodities hoping to cash in on its millennial appeal. In a live conversation, Cristen and Caroline talk to Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler about marketplace feminism and her new book, "We Were Feminists Once."

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We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement

Episode Sources and Further Reading:

"Get that life: How I co-founded Bitch Media" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/a57736/andi-zeisler-bitch-media-get-that-life/

"Modern feminism is selling out" http://time.com/4314413/modern-feminism-is-selling-out/

"How feminism became 'trendy' (and why we should care)" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-feminism-became-trendy-and-why-we-should-care_us_5727b5fde4b0b49df6ac0ce4

"Feminism isn't supposed to be fun" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/10/andi-zeisler-book-we-were-feminists-once-bitch-magazine?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks

"Review: Andi Zeisler's We Were Feminists Once is an ambitious history of 'marketplace feminism'" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/review-andi-zeislers-we-were-feminists-once-is-an-ambitious-history-of-marketplace-feminism/article29798142/

"'Bitch' founder Andi Zeisler on a battle that remains only half-won" http://flavorwire.com/568635/bitch-founder-andi-zeisler-on-a-battle-that-remains-only-half-won

"How feminism sold out by becoming cool" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2016/05/05/how-feminism-sold-out-by-becoming-cool/

"Feminism for sale" https://newrepublic.com/article/132991/feminism-sale

Topics in this Podcast: gender, feminism, pop culture, bitch, authors