Feminism -- or at least what it means to embrace it -- is a mess of opinions nowadays. While we almost always hold a united front on such things as equal pay and women's health, there are separate factions for everything from dating to dressing.
Journalists Heather Wood Rudúlph (who used to live in L.A. and work for the L.A. Daily News) and Jennifer Armstrong routinely dissect these issues and more on their website, TheSexyFeminist. Their ideas take print form today with the release of Sexy Feminism, a book that's both an historical guide to through the feminist movements and an advice guide for anyone struggling with how to practice feminist principles in a society of slut-shaming, bullying and corporate ladder climbing.
"There's the idea that feminism was something that nobody wants to identify with or ... that it's something we don't need anymore or it's the reason why women are so conflicted, etc. etc.," says Rudúlph. "There's so many negative connotations of that word, but we were feeling and seeing in our peers just the opposite -- the excitement and the fun of it and the reason why it thrives and why it's benefitting our lives today and tomorrow."More »