Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation

This is a powerful book written by young feminists about their dreams. I am 51 years old, with three children the same age as some of the authors; a white Australian feminist academic who has worked primarily in universities in Australia and in Northern Ireland. I have always gained enormous pleasure and satisfaction from teaching young people about the issues covered in the book, and I have had the privilege of teaching students who strive in their various ways to realise similar sorts of dreams. [1] I found the book inspirational, muttering to myself, ‘Yes, this is terrific, yes, yes!’ and I wanted to join in the conversation. Age, it seems, does not always matter when we seek to further social justice and gender equality.

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