The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World

The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World


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Feminine traits that were once disparaged as weaknesses — such as sensitivity, intuition, and feeling emotional — are reclaimed as powerful strengths that can be embraced as the keys to a happier life for everyone

Challenging old and outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, The Feminine Revolution revisits those characteristics to show how they are powerful assets that should be embraced rather than maligned. It argues that feminine traits have been mischaracterized as weak, fragile, diminutive, and embittered for too long, and offers a call to arms to redeem them as the superpowers and gifts that they are.

The authors, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, begin with a brief history of when-and-why these traits were defined as weaknesses, sharing opinions from iconic females including Marianne Williamson and Cindy Crawford. Then they offer a set of feminine principles that challenge current perceptions of feminine traits, while providing women new mindsets to reclaim those traits with confidence. The principles include counterintuitive messages, including:

Take things hard. Women feel things deeply, especially the hard stuff — and that's a good thing.

Enjoy glamour. Peacocks' bright coloring and garish feathers are part of their survival strategy — similar tactics are part of our happiness strategy.

Women have been derogated for "gossip" for centuries. But what others call gossip, we call social connection.

Emote. Never let anyone tell you to not be emotional. Express your enthusiasm, love, affection and warmth.

Embrace your domestic side. Don't be ashamed to cultivate the beauty of your home and wrap your arms around friends and family.

With an upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis, The Feminine Revolution reboots femininity for the modern woman and provides her with the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580058124
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 427,150
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Stanton is a long-time marketer and brand-builder currently running a marketing and PR agency with a large focus on brands targeted at and built by women. Previously, she was the CMO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of women, sports, branding, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Venice, California.

Catherine Connors is the co-founder and CCO of Maverick, a network for girls and young women. She's the former Editor in Chief of Babble and head of content for Disney Interactive's Women and Family portfolio. She has been featured in media like the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and Good Morning America. She lives in Los Angeles.

Gabby Reece is a world-renowned athlete, New York Times bestselling author, fitness entrepreneur, national speaker, Nike's first female spokeswoman, and mother of daughters. She lives in Malibu.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Be Emotional 23

Chapter 2 Cry Openly 37

Chapter 3 Be Mothering 47

Chapter 4 Be Chatty 55

Chapter 5 Own Your Intuition 65

Chapter 6 Express Yourself! 75

Chapter 7 Own Your Sexual Power 85

Chapter 8 Flirt Freely 95

Chapter 9 Be a Dreamer 105

Chapter 10 Surrender 115

Chapter 11 Be Agreeable 123

Chapter 12 Apologize 131

Chapter 13 Embrace Glamour 137

Chapter 14 Show Your Weakness 145

Chapter 15 Be Seductive 153

Chapter 16 Unleash Your Wild Woman 161

Chapter 17 Be Controlling 169

Chapter 18 Embrace the Supporting Role 179

Chapter 19 Sing and Dance 185

Chapter 20 Be Romantic 193

Chapter 21 Love Fully 203

Conclusion 211

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