We Rise to Resist : Voices from a New Era in Women's Political Action Paperback
Edited by Paula vW. Dail, Betty L. Wells
"I'm not giving up- and neither should you," Hillary Clinton implored her supporters following her surprising defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Taking these words to heart, on January 21, 2017 millions of women-and men-across America, angry that a misogynist had been elected President of the United States, marched in protest.
Women around the world joined them in this first mass action of a new women's political resistance movement. This book, written in the unique voices of 36 women resistors who are participating in a growing, women-led, effort to "make America great again" on their terms, represents the first chapter in the emerging story of this movement. Speaking truth to power on widely diverse topics, essayists and interviewees include a former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice; an award-winning feminist theologian; a New Mexico assistant Attorney General; a naturalized Muslim-American; warhorse activists who previously fought for reproductive, civil and immigrant rights; first time protestors; and ordinary women of good will who, frightened about the political environment their granddaughters and great-granddaughters will inherit, decided to take action.
Their voices echo the sisterhood of determined women, and men, everywhere who love America and stand in solidarity over their concern for its future.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 174 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 28/02/2018
- Category: Gender studies: women
- ISBN: 9781476671642