Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi is one of the world’s most iconic feminists. She is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of multiple bestselling books. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The Los Angeles Times. She is a Harvard University graduate and has taught there. Faludi wrote the widely influential 1991 book Backlash. In 2014, high-profile women such as journalists Jill Abramson and Katha Pollitt, actress/writer Lena Dunham, and feminist novelist Roxane Gay, among many others, reread each of the chapters of the book and examined their contemporary relevance. In September 2015, Bustle.com included Backlash among its list of “25 Bestsellers from the last 25 years you simply must make time to read.” Her bestselling 1999 book Stiffed analyzed the state of American men, primarily those from Generation Jones.

Susan Faludi on Gen Jones:
Faludi is quoted in the New York Times in June 2020 saying: “In a way, aren’t we all Generation Jonesers now, all still living in the unresolved rain shadow of the ’60s, still fighting the same issues, still shouting the same chants (‘What do we want?…’)?…I recognize the yearning/resenting description of that cohort. Personally, I’ve always been in the yearning category — a modern-day Miniver Cheevy, ‘born too late’ to be in the thick of the ’60s social justice movements, which I shamelessly romanticized. As a girl, I had, God help me, a suede fringe vest and a hippie doll that came with a sign that said ‘You Turn Me On!’”

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Kate Harding

Kate Harding is a nationally-prominent feminist based in Chicago. She is the author of a beloved feminist humor encyclopedia, and hosts the popular podcast Feminasty. She co-edited the anthology Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed 2022 book Victim Complex: On Snowflakes, Witch Hunts, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility. Her feminist views have been covered extensively by a long list of prominent national and international media outlets.

Kate Harding on Gen Jones:
While personally part of Gen X, Kate has relatives and friends who are part of Generation Jones, which is part of what has prompted public musings by Kate about Gen Jones. Kate wrote here in August 2020 that “My two oldest sibs were born in ‘60 and ‘61, and there’s something to “Generation Jones” IMO. They’re definitely neither Boomer nor X.” Kate wrote here in May 2021 that “I am amenable to people from that microgeneration identifying as “Generation Jones,” which overlaps Boomer and X. But I stand firm on the Coupland line, demographers be hanged!”

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TL Duryea

TL Duryea is a widely-respected American feminist who has created innovative approaches to furthering her political and cultural activism. She is the founder of “Sheroes”, which celebrates the achievements of notable women. After completing oil portraits of each of these women, TL created a line of products to embolden women to take up more space by wearing their support of these inspiring women.  The project has received the support of numerous “Sheroes” like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar. It has been featured on many top media outlets, including CNN, Showtime, Forbes and The Washington Post, and was celebrated in the book The Revolution is Female.

TL Duryea on Gen Jones:
In a social media discussion about Kamala Harris’ generational identity, TL agreed with the Gen Jones concept and Kamala’s inclusion with it when she wrote in January 2021: “Interesting given this includes Harris.  Who is definitely not a Boomer. But not really X either. Plus, I think Boomers age range is much bigger than most generations so this actually makes sense.”

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