Book Review: “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” by Gloria Feldt

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Reading Gloria Feldt’s fab new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power is like sinking into a book-length letter of inspiration from a much-needed mentor. Feldt, a veteran of the second-wave fight for reproductive justice, reminds us of how many battles the women’s rights movement has already won and implores us to forge ahead with feminism’s “half-finished revolution”.

But Feldt isn’t saying that the second wave has worked their butts off and now it’s time for the younger generations to pick up the slack alone. No. Instead, “No Excuses” is a book of mentorship. Feldt shares the lessons she’s learned throughout her career as well as concrete steps each of us can take to create an even stronger feminist movement. I was particularly struck by her belief that we are each capable of changing the world – and not just in little ways, like voting for progressive candidates, either. (Although that’s very important, too!) Feldt profiles women like Michelle Robson, who founded the women’s health information portal, EmpowHER, and Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish, who started a successful campaign to get Brita to recycle their water filters.

Reading this book encourages you to think big. What are you passionate about? What are you ticked off about? What can be done about it? What can you do? Feldt makes the case that if we band together with other women (and males allies), anything is possible. We just need a lot of hard work and even more persistence.

This is a must-read for feminists, male allies and other progressives (who should call themselves feminists – ahem!). Get your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or IndieBound.

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