The Feminine Revolution
21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World
By Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors
Feminine traits that were once disparaged as weaknesses--such as sensitivity, intuition, and feeling emotional--are reclaimed as powerful strengths that can be embraced as the keys to a happier life for everyone
Challenging old and outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, The Feminine Revolution revisits those characteristics to show how they are powerful assets that should be embraced rather than maligned. It argues that feminine traits have been mischaracterized as weak, fragile, diminutive, and embittered for too long, and offers a call to arms to redeem them as the personal power tools they are meant to be.
The authors, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, begin with a brief history of when-and-why these traits were defined as weaknesses, sharing opinions from iconic feminists like Samantha Bee, Sheryl Sandberg, and Misty Copeland. Then they offer a set of feminine principles that challenge an unfair perceptions of feminine traits, and provide women new mindsets to reclaim those traits with confidence. The principles include counterintuitive messages, like:
Take things hard. Women feel things deeply, especially the hard stuff.
Enjoy glamour. Peacocks' garish coloring is part of their survival strategy.
Chit-chat. Women have been derogated for "gossip" for centuries. What others call gossip, we call social connection.
Emote. Express yourself with signs of enthusiasm, affection, and warmth.
Embrace your domestic side. Don't be ashamed to be cultivate the beauty of your home.
With an upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis, The Feminine Revolution reboots femininity for the modern woman and give her the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.
Catherine Connors was Editor in Chief of Babble and head of content for Disney Interactive's Women and Family portfolio. She has been featured in media like The New York Times, CNN, NPR, and Good Morning America. She lives in Los Angeles. Amy Stanton was the CMO at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of women, sports, feminism, and lifestyle. She lives in Southern California. Gabby Reece is a world-renowned athlete, New York Times bestselling author, fitness entrepreneur, national speaker, Nike's first female spokeswoman, and mother of daughters. She lives in Malibu.
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06 Dec 2018
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