Nonfiction Short Take: How to Win at Feminism – Reductress

From the creators of the website Reductress, this parody in the voice of a typical women’s magazine offers sly, smart, wickedly funny commentary on how the media has co-opted feminism in a strange and absurd ways.  Fans of The Onion will appreciate the approach—not to mention any woman jujitsued by a culture that uses feminist language to perpetuate sexism.

“The writers behind the hilarious satirical website The Reductress skewer the most ridiculous tropes and clichés of millennial-era feminism in this send-up of advice books targeted at women. An ‘official timeline of feminism’ sets the tone, marking women’s suffrage and the birth of Beyoncé as equally relevant….The writers provide shrewd commentary on the divisiveness of feminist culture in which women are pitted against and ordered to support one another at the same time. Hillary Clinton tops a list of ‘bad feminists’ because ‘her Twitter is whack.’….The text is accompanied by stock photos curated for maximum absurdity, funny fake advertisements, and graphs….[Readers who] are tired of hearing about ‘having it all’ will enjoy the irreverence.”
Publishers Weekly

How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All—And Then Some! (9780062439802) by Reductress. $22.99 trade paper original. 10/25/16 on sale.

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