How young and old activists define feminism

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Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion” is her 12th book. She began writing it years before the “MeToo” movement, but it couldn’t have landed at a more appropriate time. The book begins with the novel’s protagonist – 18-year-old Greer – being assaulted by a guy at a frat party. Then she meets an older feminist icon named Faith, who becomes her mentor and champion. The book tracks Greer and Faith’s complicated friendship and tells a broader story of how feminism is being defined by young and older activists.


Author Meg Wolitzer. Photo by Nina Subin.  

Credits

Guest:
Meg Wolitzer - author, "The Female Persuasion" - @MegWolitzer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or