This incredibly moving mother-son love story (packed full of concrete advice and actionable takeaways) is for feminists of all stripes hoping to change the world, one kind boy at a time.
From teaching consent to counteracting problematic messages from the media, well-meaning family, and the culture at large, there is big work to be done with our boys. Here, your funniest mom-friend offers much-needed practical insights. It’s also a dazzling and deeply textured personal story of struggling, failing, and eventually succeeding at raising an American feminist son. Informed by the author’s work as a professor of journalism specializing in social justice movements and social media (#metoo and #blacklivesmatter) as well as by conversations with psychologists, experts, and other parents and boys, this book follows one mother’s journey to raise a feminist son as a single immigrant woman of color in America. Through stories from her own life and wide-ranging research, Sonora Jha shows us all how to be better feminists and better teachers of the next generation.
Each chapter concludes with a bulleted section of takeaways, and the book contains an annotated bibliography of reading and watching recommendations for adults and children.