While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminismAmerica's new F-wordmakes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Gloria Steinem. Meet modern leaders such as Rebecca Walker and Julie Zeilinger, who are striving to empower women at work, in government, at homeand in cultural and personal arenas. Learn from interviews with movement leaders, scholars, pop stars, and average women, what it means to be a feministor to reject it altogether. After reading this book, readers will be able to respond to "Am I a feminist?" with a confident, informed voice.