Feminism for Girls – I need your help with answers for my daughter!

Last week, my daughter asked if I had any books on feminism that she could read. The only one I could think of was Peggy Ornstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter as she’s not quite old enough for Kat Banyard’s The Equality Illusion. Her response: we need to write one. So, we are.

Below is the post she wrote for her blog Generation Why. She’s looking for a range of answers to the three questions below to include in the book. The book is aimed at girls 8-13ish.

All answers and comments greatly appreciated!


This morning I asked my Mum if she had any books I could read on feminism. I found out that there weren’t very many books about feminism for girls my age. The only book that Mum had for me to read was Cinderella Ate My Daughter.unknown

We decided we would write a book on feminism for people my age. These are things we want to include what is feminism, misrepresentation of women, history of feminism and what women think feminism is.


These are the three questions I would like women to answer so that I can include them in the book:

  1. What is feminism to you?
  2. Why are you a feminist?
  3. Who inspired you to become a feminist?



You can post your answers to the questions in the comments below or you can email them to louisepennington@hotmail.co.uk

You can also send us any ideas you would like us to include in the book.

One thought on “Feminism for Girls – I need your help with answers for my daughter!”

  1. Excellent stuff. The Powered by Girl bloggers are slightly older 15-18 but do discuss feminism in some of their blogs so they may be worth reading/ contacting? One of them was an advocate for the Girl Guiding organisation which has reports/research involving the age range you are aiming at. A couple of them were also involved in Emily Matters.

    In response to your questions…

    What is feminism to you? A supportive political philosophy that helps make sense of the world’s we live in.

    Why are you a feminist? I am an idealist and would like the world to be a respectful, fair place for everyone to live in.

    Who inspired you to become a feminist? My ex-husband!

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