J.D. Salinger wrote in The Catcher in the Rye that “the mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” Author and activist Courtney E. Martin applies this timeless wisdom to feminism, narrating her journey from wanting literally to sacrifice her life for her cause to accepting the paradoxes and imperfections of living for it. getAbstract suggests this smart, eloquent talk to those seeking to understand or advocate feminism, or any activism, in the 21st century.
About the Speaker
Courtney E. Martin is editor emeritus at Feministing, an open-platform website. She is the author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and The New Better Off.
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2 years agoI do not understand feminists