"Black women, be ready. White women, get ready. Red women, stay ready, for this is our time and all must realize it." This is a call to action by Honey, the Phoenix Radio disc jockey in Lizzie Borden's 1983 film Born in Flames. The film's themes of violence, poverty, patriarchy, racism, heterosexism, the media and feminist politics and organizations are also the themes of Reclaiming the Future: Women's Strategies for the 21st Century.
About the author
SOMER BRODRIBB is an assistant professor in the department of political science and the Contemporary Social and Political Thought Programme at the University of Victoria.
"Somer Brodribb has assembled an inspiring collection of writings about the future as seen through the prism of women's lives. Brodribb has cast a wide net and the rewards are plenty. Instead of the usual white male fantasies about the millennium, we learn about sexist and racist immigration policy, women in cyberspace, feminist radio programming in Costa Rica, the globalization of the economy and its impact on women and many other crucial topics. The authors help us imagine a future in which the perspectives of poor women, women of colour, homeless women and lesbians finally take centre stage. How necessary. How refreshing. Let's listen to these strong voices and create a world worth living in!"— “Rita Arditti, professor of Women's Studies, Union Institute & founding member, Women's Community Cancer Project