Raising Empowered Daughters (Paperback)

A Dad-to-Dad Guide

By Mike Adamick

Seal Press, 9781580058650, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

A fists-up handbook for helping dads help their daughters resist the patriarchy, written by popular feminist dad blogger Mike Adamick

As a primary male role model in a girl's life, a father influences his daughter in profound ways, from the way she defines her female identity to what she expects from men. In Raising Empowered Daughters, Mike Adamick offers a wise and witty handbook for dads, suggesting ways to raise girls who won't settle for second-class-citizenship. Examining the extraordinary array of sexisms-both subtle and not-so-subtle-girls encounter, Adamick highlights not just the ways that girls and boys are treated differently but how the roles of moms and dads are shaped by society, too.

Full of eye-opening anecdotes and dad-relatable humor, this is a necessary guide for every father who wants to raise a confident daughter.


About the Author

Mike Adamick is author of the bestselling family craft series: Dad's Book of Awesome Projects, Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments, and Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes. Adamick has written for and been featured in The New York Times, NPR, CBS Morning Show, Science Friday, PBS, Life of Dad, City Dads, and more. He has been a keynote speaker for the BlogHer and Dad 2.0 conferences, and he penned the "Daddy Issues" column for Jezebel.com. He is a stay-at-home dad to Emme.


Praise For Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide

"[Raising Empowered Daughters is] a leap into the expanse of change, a free fall into courageous conversation."—Mo Tester, host of Parenting is Political

"Raising Empowered Daughters is a rollicking, irreverent, no-holds-barred introduction to sexism--and feminism--for dads. It's packed with practical advice, but make no mistake: This book isn't about how to make daughters stronger, it's about how to make fathers better. You'll be inspired to rise to the challenge."—Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

"You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. Mike Adamick is using his privilege, platform, and endless talent for the former. Not only does Raising Empowered Daughters address the negative effects of gender bias and toxic masculinity with regard to girls, boys, and society as a whole, but it also suggests helpful, hopeful, and realistic tools for change and action. In Raising Empowered Daughters, Mike Adamick is helping society smash the patriarchy, one page at a time."—Whit Honea, author of The Parents' Phrase Book and co-founder of Dads 4 Change

"Tips for dads to help their daughters resist the sexism and cultural oppression they face and to walk in confidence . . . straightforward, full of humor."—Library Journal