They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

From the declaration of the "Year of the Woman" to the televising of Anita Hill's testimony, from Bitch magazine to SisterSong's demands for reproductive justice: the 90s saw the birth of some of the most lasting aspects of contemporary feminism. Historian Lisa Levenstein tracks this time of intense and international coalition building, one that centered on the growing influence of lesbians, women of color, and activists from the global South. Their work laid the foundation for the feminist energy seen in today's movements, including the 2017 Women's March and #MeToo campaigns.

A revisionist history of the origins of contemporary feminism, They Didn't See Us Coming shows how women on the margins built a movement at the dawn of the Digital Age.

Title:They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties
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  • Veronica

    Would you really believe my review of a book where I am featured & made to look like a bad ass? HAHA... Honestly, I do believe that this is a great look back at the 1990s and what was happening in fem...

  • Sarah

    They Didn't See Us Coming is a fantastic addition to important feminist literature. The academic in me was incredibly impressed with the use of source material and it covered a period of history I k...

  • Harshpreet

    This was an interesting read, it handled what could've been a very textbook like topic into a narrative story which was very easy to get into. For someone like me, who knows very little of the America...

  • Nicole Bannister

    I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the story that was being told. I Like the setting,the writing style,the plot,the plot twists and the charact...

  • Kristi Benedict

    Step by step They Didn't See Us Coming details how the feminist movement in the 90's formed the precursor for the movements we are seeing today in 2020--which shows us that Feminism is at the root of ...

  • Sophia

    A solid overview of intersectional feminism in the nineties. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who first learned about intersectionality in the 2010s. (I only give this book three stars because it d...

  • Bri

    If you enjoy learning about feminism and history, you will love this book. A primer on the feminist rise in the 90s, Lisa Levenstein tackles specific topics and how they relate to feminism, such as th...

  • Beth

    DNF at 1/3 of the way in (and it took me weeks to get to even that). I am a feminist, I came of age in the 90s, this book should've been right up my alley. But it was just. So. BORING. No real narrati...

  • Ange

    I really enjoyed this book. I found it interesting and informative. The book would be great for anyone interested in the feminist movement at that time, with resources to continue your education on th...

  • Cristie Underwood

    Having graduated in 1996, I never viewed the 90's as being influential in any way. It seemed like nothing really important happened that had an influence on changing society. After reading this, I adm...