cover image A Woman’s Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

A Woman’s Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

Kylie Cheung. North Atlantic, $14.95 trade paper (292p) ISBN 978-1-62317-484-2

Journalist Cheung debuts with a sharp and reflective examination of the state of fourth-wave feminism. She explores issues that particularly affect young women, including Title IX restrictions limiting the ability of high schools and colleges to address campus sexual violence, “anti-sex health education” in public schools, and reproductive health policies that simultaneously infantilize high school girls while insisting they take adult responsibility. Cheung also profiles young activists, discusses why some “cool girls” remain skeptical of feminism and tolerate misogyny, and examines the renewed fight for reproductive justice through the intersectional lenses of racial and economic inequality and privacy rights. Chapters about dating choices and sexual pleasure address the intimate concerns of young women who identify as feminists, and Cheung casts a critical eye on men who claim that the energy of the #MeToo movement makes it a “scary time” to be a man as well as those whose performative approaches to allyship silence the women they claim to support. Cheung skillfully communicates the urgency of these issues, and demands respect for her Gen-Z cohorts from an older generation of feminists. This galvanizing call to arms will resonate with young activists. (July)