WorldCat Identities

Richards, Amy 1970-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 3,519 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: HQ1421, 305.4201
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amy Richards
Manifesta : young women, feminism, and the future by Jennifer Baumgardner( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young women today live by feminism's goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads; "girl power" feminists appear to be obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms. and NOW are so battle weary they've lost their ability to speak to a new generation. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards examine the snags in the movement - from the dissolution of Riot Grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women's hawking of young girls' imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe - and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder. In contrast, they show the vibrance with which the movement has evolved, detail important political goals that still need to be achieved, and spell out what a world with true equality would look like."--Jacket
Grassroots : a field guide for feminist activism by Jennifer Baumgardner( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for anyone involved in, or contemplating, feminist activism. Relates the author's experiences as a grassroots organizer embracing creative new forms of activism. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of activists as well as everyday people, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change.--From publisher description
Opting in : having a child without losing yourself by Amy Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses women's anxieties over parenting in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight
I still believe Anita Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country's attention, when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss, and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America's judicial fate. What is less known is how many women and men were inspired because of Anita Hill's bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Thomas might have won his seat, but Anita Hill's legacy mobilized the women's movement and our need to demand more than the status quo. Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill's impact and present insights in law; politics; the confluence of race, class, and gender; the persistent questioning of women's credibility; and current cases of sexual harassment. With original contributions by Anita Hill, Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, Eve Ensler, Ai Jen Poo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Lynn Nottage, Gloria Steinem, Lani Guinier, Lisa Kron, Mary Oliver, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, and many others
The strength to resist media's impact on women & girls( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. The film presents leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture
Beyond killing us softly the strength to resist by Margaret Lazarus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. The film presents the leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy -- and focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming our culture
Braless banshees vs. brainless Barbies feminism for today by Jennifer Baumgardner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Richards and Baumgardner: Manifesta (Farrar Strauss & Giroux)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the 60's and 70's, the "women's movement" created Ms. Magazine, NOW, and other organizations that seemed to define feminism. But every new generation of women must re-define feminism for themselves. Activists and writers Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner talk about the interests of today's young women in their new book
Talk of the nation, 10-3-00( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams discusses with guests, callers, and emailers the future of feminism
Grassroots a field guide for feminist activism by Amy Richards( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do' Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values
 
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Alternative Names
Richards, Amelia M.

Languages
English (36)

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Grassroots : a field guide for feminist activismOpting in : having a child without losing yourself