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Hapters Contained in those chapters the reader find by women who are Latina Muslim "GAY WHITE AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN "straight White American Asian musicians writers and much The women s stories are about their careers relationships academic studies and communities The women are doing amazing things with their lives such as teaching English to young people in Kenya promoting films created by women and working as a nurse in BrooklynFor those who claim that women in their twenties are disengaged from feminist thought and activism Leading the Way provides the proof that the new generation of young women are taking their leadership and their feminist activism seriously These women are directly applying feminism to their lives and their essays will move your toward creating time for feminist activism in your own lifeReview by Meg Rayford. Inding their own professional paths ways of being and places in the world They reflect on controversial issues such as gay marriage gender racial profiling war immigration poverty urban education and ealth care reform in a post 911 era Leading the Way introduces readers to young women who are being prepared and empowered to assume leadership roles with men in all public arenas and to accept eual responsibility for making positive social change in the twenty first century. .
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makes this collection is that the authors all share a common experience in their feminist journeys participation in the Rutgers University s Institute for Women s Leadership certificate program The program is directed by the collection s editor Mary K Trigg Trigg Shunned handpicked the authors and essays in this collection ander choices represent a diverse creative group of women who are applying the knowledge gained in the #program directly to their livesTrigg also wrote the book s Introduction which #directly to their livesTrigg also wrote the book s Introduction which a clear vision of where feminism is now and where it is likely to go tomorrow I found it to be incredibly informative and the perfect starting point from which to explore the numerous feminist issues contained in the conseuent "Provide A Contrasting Picture To Assumptions About "a contrasting picture to assumptions about current death of feminism the rise of selfishness and individualism and the disaffected Millennium Generation Reflecting on a critical juncture in their livesùthe years during college and the beginning of careers or graduate studiesùthe contributors' voices demonstrate the ways that diverse young educated women in the United States are embodying and formulating new models of leadership at the same time as they areWhat Makes This Collection