A Little F’d Up: Book on Feminism for Teens and Young Adults

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A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word

When we think of feminists, we think of people like Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug. The millennial generation has not had a feminist voice of its own. Until now. 19 year old Julie Zeilinger has written a new book, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word, in addition to her blog fbomb.

A Little F’d Up is a book about feminism for teens and twenty somethings written by a peer. Zeilinger said that reading the book Full Frontal Feminism, by Jessica Valenti, changed her life and inspired her to start her blog for teen feminists. See decided to write this book as a handbook for teen feminism.


A Little F’d Up consists of chapters on these topics:

  1. A brief history of feminism
  2. The PR problem with using the word feminist
  3. Don’t make it Us vs. Them 
  4. Feminism and the Internet
  5. The cold hard facts of Global Misogyny
  6. Feminism to make your life better while growing up
From the fbomb blog:

It’s as much for teens who are constantly using the phrase, “I’m not a feminist, but… [insert feminist belief here]” as it is for the FBomb warriors who are well versed in their feminist texts and are on this website posting and commenting up a storm. It’s a critical look at feminism and it’s a manifesto for our generation – what we believe and how we’re going to change this movement (and the world). 

A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word is also a fun, enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book to all teens and young adults and their parents.  

See also: 
Red: The Book Written by Teenage Girls for Teenage Girls
Malala Day: Support Education for Girls

Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review.

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