Your guide to modern patriarchy-slaying
Unladylike is a field guide for identifying, understanding, and uprooting the creepy, crawly patriarchal species women and girls encounter throughout society’s ecosystem — and reclaiming the space they take up. Simply put, it’s the guide for women and girls everywhere who are trying to find their way in the world.
Our social-justice self-help road map to all things intersectional feminism and gender is fully and delightfully illustrated by Tyler Feder and published by Ten Speed Press. Unladies, start your hell-raising.
We’ll be chatting y’all up about the book pretty soon.
Unladylike + History vs. Women
C+C are sitting down for an unladylike chat with professional feminist nerds Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams, co-authors of the new book History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Didn’t Want You to Know.
Sunday, Oct. 7 // 7:30 p.m.
Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College
Unladylike + The Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center’s author programs series presents a conversation with C+C about their new book, their obsessive dedication to unearthing historical context and the importance of understanding why things are they way they are for women and non binary folks.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 // 7 p.m.
Margaret Mitchell House
Praise for Unladylike
“Part self-help, part instructional manual, part history book, Unladylike is a coherent, spirited, and fascinating guide that lobs a grenade at traditional notions of gender and sexuality.” - Anjali Enjeti, Rewire.News
“Conger and Ervin have teamed up with illustrator Feder for this smart, sassy field guide for feminists. … It’s bound to benefit feminists looking to smash the patriarchy and live their best lives. Verdict: Unapologetic and witty, this work is a great choice for followers of Jennifer Baumgardner and Roxane Gay but will also appeal to young adults and graphic novel fans.” - Starred Library Journal review from Mattie Cook, Flat River Community Library, Michigan
“I cannot think of a friendlier or more delightful primer on women’s history, gender, and body awareness, and — of course — patriarchy-smashing than Unladylike.” - Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media
“Unladylike is badass and punchy. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin take everything you know about feminism and amplify it to its most intersectional promise with cheerful infographics and illustrated life advice. Unladylike shines a light on the seriousness of being a woman in the world, without losing the gleeful ferment of modern feminism.” - Audrey Gelman, co-founder and CEO of The Wing
“Unladylike puts into words so much about gender, power, and the patriarchy that I knew but could never really articulate, and taught me things I had never considered. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to learn to navigate and fight against oppressive structures in an unladylike way — whether they identify as a lady or not.” - Jaya Saxena, co-author of Basic Witches
“Everyone needs this book on their shelf immediately.” - Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga
“Unladylike is chock-full of funny, smart advice, illustrations, and infographics for young women. This book serves as a great introduction to academic feminism and intersectionality, but makes you feel like you’re talking with your coolest aunt.” - Rachel Ignotofsky, author of Women in Science and Women in Sports
“This book is truly special. Not only do the authors present the problems, but they also offer potential solutions and inspirational tools that are so crucial in driving the conversation forward. Their charming tone combined with the incisively detailed breakdown of all the ways in which the patriarchy affects women make Unladylike a must-read.” - Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing
“Unladylike is super smart, engaging, challening, wildly necessary, and also really fun to look at. Can I please buy a million copies and spend my days traveling the country, handing them out to everyone I meet, on an epic patriarchy-smashing road trip? Anyone wanna join me?” - Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can