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The Feminist Utopia Project

Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future
Edited by Alexandra Brodsky & Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

What do we want?

In this groundbreaking collection, more than fifty cutting-edge voices, including Melissa Harris-Perry, Janet Mock, Sheila Heti, and Mia McKenzie, invite us to imagine a truly feminist world. An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to make music, Katherine Cross rewrites the Constitution, and Maya Dusenbery resets the standard for good sex. Combining essays, interviews, poetry, illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given—and inspires us to demand a radically better future.

"Wildly creative ideas from intelligent writers who want more for women."

–-Kirkus

"A joyful cacophony of voices offering playful, earnest, challenging, and hopeful versions of our collective future in the form of creative nonfiction, fiction, visual art, poetry, and more."

—Library Journal

“The Feminist Utopia Project is an incredible addition to the feminist canon. With contributions from some of the most important voices in gender justice, this book looks to the future with optimism, strength, and intelligence. Your feminist library is not complete without it.”

—Jessica Valenti, editor of Yes Means Yes

"Brodsky and Nalebuff have captured the vibrancy that is currently infusing a new generation of feminists, while challenging the limitations still informed by politics and history."

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“The imaginative and exhilarating artwork, stories, and essays here are smart, funny, moving, significant—and inspire hope for what might be.”

—T Cooper, author of Changers

"How beautiful! Here, you can taste, touch, speak, hear, see, and feel liberation. Our journey toward justice is lifelong--the fierce stories in this book light the path."

—Joanne N. Smith, executive director Girls for Gender Equity

"The collection's diverse visions and the applause-worthy, rallying intro prove that we might not have to wait for these dreams to become real."

—BUST

“This remarkable collection of essays, stories, and artwork showcases multiple ways in which feminists have and continue to struggle for equality and a just society. Brodsky and Nalebuff have created a collection of highly readable interpretations of feminist utopias as they emerge from a wide array of perspectives, including women's political standpoints, their ethnic and racial situations, sexual preferences, and class positions. Taken together these brilliant and beautifully crafted essays signal new and radical directions in feminism. The Feminist Utopia Project is essential reading for anyone who has ever imagined a better world.”

—Crystal N. Feimster, author of Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

“The voices in this volume are high voltage—full of youth, determination, and power.”

—Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones

"This book shows a state-of-the-art feminism where human experience meshes with institutional policy and public life."

—Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick

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