Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (for a Sexist Workplace)
When you work in a sexist workplace, it’s easy to become disillusioned, bitter, and combative, even toward other women who could advocate for you. Jessica Bennett’s Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For A Sexist Workplace) is the perfect guide for women to learn about workplace sexism. The book is not only a useful tool for navigating workplace sexism, but it can help women be encouraging allies and mentors to other women in the same environment.
The book is split into six parts, which reveal the types of sexist men (and women!) one might encounter in a toxic workplace environment and what to do about it. From overtly sleazy behavior bordering on sexual harassment to more subtle behaviors that toe the line, reading Feminist Fight Club will help the working woman develop tactics to parry sexism. More importantly, Feminist Fight Club identifies ways women might sabotage themselves, from downplaying their accomplishments to being too quiet and sheepish for fear of appearing shrill. As a woman who has worked in highly toxic work environments, I felt empowered by Feminist Fight Club not just to advocate for myself but to be supportive toward other women.
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