It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would gather in a cramped New York City apartment share sexist job frustrations and trade strategies for how to tackle them. For years, the meetings were kept a secret—but the time has come to talk about the club.
In Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace (Harper Collins, 2016) journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal story of her real-life office "fight club" with a studied assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the American workplace and beyond. With equal measures wit and rigor, Bennett provides the tactical strategies—and camaraderie—that every woman needs to fight back, as well as tools for men who support the cause.
Praise for Feminist Fight Club
“Feisty, smart and well-researched." —LA Review of Books
"Engaging, hilarious and practical — full of simple tools that every woman should have at her disposal." —Sheryl Sandberg
"The work bible every young woman starting her career needs.” —London Observer
"A classic, f*ck-you feminist battle guide, full of unapologetic strategies for how to fight patriarchy on the daily.” —Ilana Glazer, Broad City
“A worthy addition to the library of any young female or male coworker who wants to help.” —Fortune
“With mighty wit, Bennett shows women how to defeat the enemies—and men how to stop being them.” —Adam Grant, Wharton School of Business
“Ms. Bennett has performed a huge service not just to [her] target audience but to the businesses they will be joining.” —New York Times