As most of you know, I don’t generally do book reviews, but the trailer for Gloria Feldt’s new book, No Excuses, 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, caught my attention and while I haven’t read the book, I’m totally sure it is a must read and here is why.
For a long time now, whenever I talk about the impact that militarism has on women’s lives, I talk about the concept of power. I try to point out that militarism is predicated on the concept of power over but that true empowerment comes from power within (our own inner strength) and power among (our sense of community, that we are all in this together). That said, check out this trailer for Feldt’s new book:
What Gloria is saying about moving from power over to power to is elegant and eloquent and truly expands the way we frame our understanding of power. Her list of 9 ways is perceptive and thought provoking and clearly opens up a very productive path towards discussing substantive ways to change the damaging power paradigm that confronts us every day and I”m chomping at the bit (can you tell I’ve been living in horse country for too long?) to get a copy of this book and learn more.