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How to Raise a Feminist

Allison Vale, Victoria Ralfs
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Allison Vale, Victoria Ralfs

'We are all equally fascinating, equally valuable, equally capable of altruism, equally able to change the world for the better. That's feminism, isn't it? And it's what every parent wants for their kids . . . every parent that's not a d*ck, that is.'Growing up in the '70s, neither Allison Vale nor Victoria Ralfs reckoned they needed feminism. But years of settling for the smallest chops at the dinner table, getting battered in British Bulldog, and negotiating the flasher down the lane, left them feeling uneasy: had feminism been the missing link?In How to Raise a Feminist, they join forces as mothers, educators, story-tellers and women, to tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting.Real feminism is:· NOT angry or man-hating· common sense· the way to raise happily flawed, robust sons and daughtersReal parenting is:. mostly without a script. often a bit terrifying. entirely amazingHow to Raise a Feminist is the ideal read for anyone, anywhere, unnerved by the pressure to be perfect; a 'good enough' guide to raising your children into gloriously gutsy, empathetic, likeable young people, irrespective of their gender.

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Alison Umminger

Alison Umminger grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and as an undergraduate was the fourth woman to be elected president of The Harvard Lampoon. Today, she is an associate professor at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, where she lives with her husband, a blues musician, and their four-year-old daughter. My Favorite Manson Girl is her first book.

Allison Vale

Allison Vale has written more than a dozen books, many of which betray an unhealthy curiosity with obscure and unsettling aspects of the lives of women in history, such as, The Lost Art of Being a Lady; How to Push a Perambulator, and Amelia Dyer: Angel Maker, a biography of the murderous, 30-year career of Britain's most prolific baby farmer. She lives near Bristol with her husband and their two children, and though she has not yet read anywhere near enough of Virago's backlist, she's desperately hoping her Caitlin Moran obsession more than compensates.

Anita Naik

Anita Naik is a freelance journalist who has written for magazines including GLAMOUR and RED. She was the agony aunt on JUST 17 and the health columnist on CLOSER magazine. She is currently an editor on the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty website, writing about self-esteem issues for teenage girls and their mothers.

Corinne Fisher

CORINNE FISHER is a writer, comedian, and actor from New Jersey. She first made her splash on the comedy scene with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I Stalk You. In 2012, Corinne performed in a series of benefit shows for the Afghan Women's Writing Project. Since 2010, she has been a regular in the NYC stand-up circuit and co-hosts the popular late night show NACHO BITCHES at the New York Comedy Club. In 2014, Corinne made her stand-up television debut on Fox's Laughs and in the Summer of 2015 wrote and starred in a NYC Fringe Festival selection called The Comedienne Project. Fisher has been selected to perform in the highly competitive Boston Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, the Laughing Devil Festival and the She-devil Festival. She holds a BFA in Film & Video from the School of Visual Arts, has been trained in the Stanislavski method by Joie Lee, and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's prestigious improvisation training programme.

David Owen

David Owen achieved 1st class honours in BA Creative Writing and MA Writing for Children at The University of Winchester, where he went on to teach on the BA Creative Writing course for three years. He hopes that one day all of his students will surpass his own achievements.David's debut YA novel, Panther (2015) received rave reviews, and was nominated for the Carnegie medal. He is the Content and Social Media specialist for gapyear.com and a former freelance games journalist. David spends most of his time thinking about biscuits.

Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez spent five years teaching at and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. She also owned the Cabul Coffee House, and is now a hairdresser and a motivational speaker. Deborah currently lives in Mexico where she owns the Tippy Toes Salon. To learn more about her visit www.debbierodriguez.com

Hollie McNish

Hollie McNish is a published UK poet based between London, Cambridge and Glasgow. She has two poetry collections - Cherry Pie and Papers and an album Versus, which made her the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Jo Haigh

Jo Haigh is a corporate financier who has owned her own company for nearly ten years, helping people buy and sell businesses. She was named South Yorkshire Business Woman of the Year in 2005.

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has combined his exceptional skills in the role of counsellor, author, management consultant, theologian, philosopher and public speaker, becoming one of the leading figures in the field of addiction recovery, family systems, relationships, spiritual and emotional growth and management training. His dynamic therapies are practised all over the world. A much sought-out speaker, Bradshaw has truly touched and transformed the lives of millions.

Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick is a contributing editor to the Atlantic. She was previously the executive editor of Domino magazine. She lives in New York.

Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod graduated with a BSc from Glasgow University in 1976. Following research at Brunel University, he worked in a variety of manual and clerical jobs whilst completing an MPhil thesis. He previously worked as a computer analyst/programmer in Edinburgh, but is now a full-time writer. He is the author of twelve previous novels, five of which have been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and two which have won the BSFA Award. Ken MacLeod is married with two grown-up children and lives in West Lothian.

Krystyna Hutchinson

Krystyna Hutchinson is a comedian, actress and writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College. After graduating, she pursued stand-up comedy, in addition to roles in film, television, and Off-Broadway theater. Five years later, Krystyna is a regular in the New York City club circuit, has performed in festivals and sold out clubs throughout the country, and co-hosts one of iTunes most popular comedy podcasts, GUYS WE FUCKED. She also hosts and produces a monthly live show, Glamourpuss. Krystyna has received sketch writing, character development and improv training from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The PIT and Gary Austin Workshops.

Nina W. Brown

Nina W. Brown, EdD, LPC, is a professor and eminent scholar of counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She received her doctorate from The College of William and Mary, is a past president of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and a current commissioner for the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation. Brown is the author of 27 books on group therapy and narcissism.

Roger Corder

Roger Corder is Professor of Experimental Therapeutics in the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London. In 2002 he won the Geoffrey Roberts Award, a travel bursary that enabled him to study wine in Sardinia where there are three times as many centenarians as elsewhere in Western Europe. Roger is the author of The Wine Diet, a complete nutritional lifestyle bible with the very latest ground-breaking research from an internationally renowned scientist and his team.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and the story collection Ayiti. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review. She is the co-editor of PANK.

Russ Harris

Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist, and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.

Sarah Ivens

Sarah Ivens is the Editor of OK! Magazine in New York. She has also written for Marie Claire, Tatler, Woman's Journal, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, News of the World and GQ. She is the author of the bestselling Modern Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched.

Victoria Ralfs

Victoria Ralfs discovered a borderline inappropriate ease in discussing life, love and relationships with her secondary school students early on in her career. This gained momentum in the field of learning disability where she wrote, spoke and trained nationally and (occasionally) internationally on Sexuality & Relationships Education. Her husband and two, now adult, children have happily and healthily survived the Velcro penises in their study in Bristol. Victoria's wider family would probably describe her as an 'annoying, gobby do-gooder type', hence her desire to include them unflatteringly in this, her first book.