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We Were Feminists Once

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Beyonce performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Feminism once had a bad reputation, but these days, it’s the “in” thing. Social media is full of “girl power” messages by celebrities and advertisers. And while those may make for some feel-good messages, the cultural critic AndiZeisler says they offer little in the way of real change. Women still face inequality and violence in daily life. Monday, Zeisler joins Doug to talk about the way feminism has been bought and sold and what it means for the political movement.

Andi Zeisler is a writer, editor, and cultural critic. She's the co-founder of Bitch Media. Her book is called We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl(R), the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible]