Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

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Written By: Jessica Bennett

Narrated By: Bahni Turpin, Jessica Bennett

Date: September 2016

Duration: 6 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women.

It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born.

Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, and fascinating historical research, Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague women in the workplace—as well as the system that perpetuates them.

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  • Clara G.

    Tough going. If you stick with it, there are some funny parts. My main problem with this book is the “solutions” the author offers. Women spend so much time trying to find solutions to other people’s behaviour and that is the basis for this entire book. Change who you are because some people are a**holes it’s not funny enough to pull it off. In saying that I absolutely loved the inclusion of the perspectives of minority groups, it added some interest to an otherwise fairly average book.

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