In No Excuses, feminist icon Gloria Feldt argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity — except themselves. Through interviews, historical perspective, and anecdotes, No Excuses examines why barriers to gender equality still exist in American society, and discusses how to break them down through organized efforts using “movement-building” principles. Feldt employs a no-nonsense, tough-love point of view to expose the internal and external roadblocks holding women back, but she doesn’t place blame; rather, she provides inspiration, hope, and courage — as well as concrete “power tools” to aid women in securing equality and justice for themselves — articulated with personal warmth and humor. In an era where women outnumber men in universities, reproductive technologies have changed the power balance in personal relationships, and women are closer than any previous time in history to earning on par with their male counterparts, No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book that intends to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.
Gloria gives an overview of the book:
Gloria Feldt is a nationally renowned activist and author, whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work. Her new book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, was published by Seal Press in October 2010. It reveals why women...