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A funny, fact-driven, and illustrated field guide to how to live a feminist life in today's world, from the hosts of the hit Unladylike podcast.
Get ready to get unladylike with this field guide to the what's, why's, and how's of intersectional feminism and practical hell-raising. Through essential, inclusive, and illustrated explorations of what patriarchy looks like in the real world, authors and podcast hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin blend wild histories, astounding stats, social justice principles, and self-help advice to connect where the personal meets political in our bodies, brains, booty calls, bank accounts, and other confounding facets of modern woman-ing and nonbinary-ing. By laying out the uneven terrain of double-standards, head games, and handouts patriarchy has manspread across society for ages, Unladylike is here to unpack our gender baggage and map out the space that's ours to claim.
About the Author
CRISTEN CONGER is a former senior staff writer and host for HowStuffWorks.com and co-creator of the hit podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You. She is a contributing writer for Refinery29, and her writing has appeared on Jezebel, Huffington Post Women, MSNBC, and ABC News. CAROLINE ERVIN is a podcast host and former editor at HowStuffWorks.com. She has a journalism background and researches and speaks on issues of sexuality, health, history, and pop culture--all through the lens of feminism and gender. Their new podcast, Unladylike, launch in Janaury 2018 as part of Midroll Media's Earwolf network.
TYLER FEDER is an illustrator and comedy writer. She has illustrated for Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN, and her work has been featured in Glamour and Brigitte magazines.
Praise for the Unladylike podcast:
“While there are plenty of discussion-based feminist podcasts out there, few have figured out how to combine storytelling and interviews with social justice. Unladylike is perhaps the first to succeed.”
"Gritty, wildly informative, and informed: a must-have feminist survival guide for the Trump era."
- STARRED Kirkus Review
“[A] smart, sassy field guide for feminists. . . . Unapologetic and witty, this work is a great choice for followers of Jennifer Baumgardner and Roxane Gay but will also appeal to young adults and graphic novel fans.”
- STARRED Library Journal Review
“This book is truly special. Not only do the authors present the problems, but they also offer potential solutions and inspirational tools that are so crucial in driving the conversation forward. Their charming tone combined with the incisively detailed breakdown of all the ways in which the patriarchy affects women make Unladylike a must-read.”
—Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing
"Unladylike is super smart, engaging, challenging, wildly necessary, and also really fun to look at. Can I please buy a million copies and spend my days traveling the country, handing them out to everyone I meet, on an epic patriarchy-smashing road trip? Anyone wanna join me?"
—Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A–Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can
"I cannot think of a friendlier or more delightful primer on women's history, gender, and body awareness, and—of course—patriarchy-smashing than Unladylike."
—Andi Zeisler, cofounder of Bitch Media
“Unladylike is badass and punchy. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin take everything you know about feminism and amplify it to its most intersectional promise with cheerful infographics and illustrated life advice. Unladylike shines a light on the seriousness of being a woman in the world, without losing the gleeful ferment of modern feminism.”
—Audrey Gelman, cofounder and CEO of The Wing
“Everyone needs this book on their shelf immediately.”
—Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga
“Unladylike is chock-full of funny and smart advice, illustrations, and infographics for young women. This book serves as a great introduction to academic feminism and intersectionality, but makes you feel like you’re talking with your coolest aunt.”
—Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science and Women in Sports
"Unladylike puts into words so much about gender, power, and the patriarchy that I knew but could never really articulate, and taught me things I had never considered. It's a great book for anyone who wants to learn to navigate and fight against oppressive structures in an unladylike way--whether they identify as a lady or not."
—Jaya Saxena, coauthor of Basic Witches