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Jessa Crispin

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The author and founder of Bookslut Jessa Crispin discusses her new book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto (Melville House, 2017), with Joseph Planta.

Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto by Jessa Crispin (Melville House, 2017).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Why I Am Not a Feminist

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

One of the more provocative and engaging books you’ll read is the new one from Jessa Crispin. In Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, she writes of how feminism has lost its way, and how the word feminist has lost its meaning. To the point, that she disavows the word and the movement that’s become coopted to become banal, polite and popular. She calls for a revolution, and dismantling the system that encourages oppression should be the goal by everybody. I’ll get Jessa to tell us about this book and more. She is the founder and editor of the online magazine Bookslut, and the online literary journal Spolia. Her two previous books are The Dead Ladies Project, and The Creative Tarot. She has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She currently lives in New York City, where she joins me from. The website for more is at www.jessacrispin.com. The book is published by Melville House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Jessa Crispin; Ms. Crispin, good morning.