Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-One: What Makes A Social Movement Successful?: Linda Hirshman Talks The Battle Against Sexual Harassment

Interview by 
Mica Lemiski

New York Times bestselling author and social change historian Linda Hirshman is here to discuss her new book, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse And Harassment, which chronicles 50 years of feminist activism leading up to #MeToo. In her words, "it takes armies of activists pushing on the arc of history to bend it to justice and it does not just happen because someone sent out a hashtag." Linda also discusses the pros and cons of online activism (or "slacktivism") why we need to prioritize equality over freedom, and why she's been trolled HARD by both the right and the left. If you're interested in making real, tangible, feminist social change, this episode is a must-listen!

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