2017 opened with a new presidency in the United States sparking women’s marches across the globe. One thing was clear: feminism and feminist causes are not dead or in decline in the United States. Needed then are studies that capture the complexity of U.S. feminism. Nevertheless, They Persisted is an edited collection composed of empirical studies of the U.S. women’s movement, pushing the feminist dialogue beyond literary analysis and personal reflection by using sociological and historical data. This new collection features discussions of digital and social media, gender identity, the reinvigorated anti-rape climate, while focusing on issues of diversity, inclusion, and unacknowledged privilege in the movement.

chapter 1|22 pages

The Making of a March

Identity, Intersectionality and Diffusion of U.S. Feminism
ByJo Reger

part I|2 pages


chapter 2|18 pages

Identifying with Inclusivity

Intersectional Chicana Feminisms
ByFátima Suárez

chapter 3|17 pages

Already Feminists

Transfeminist Histories, Hurdles and Futures
ByMiriam J. Abelson

chapter 4|19 pages

Online Feminism is Just Feminism

Offline and Online Movement Persistence
ByAlison Dahl Crossley

chapter 5|16 pages

The “Man Question” in Feminism

ByKelsy Kretschmer, Kristen Barber

chapter 6|18 pages

Anti-Trafficking and Feminism

Survivors are Movement Activists
ByLillian Taylor Jungleib

part II|2 pages


chapter 7|18 pages

#FemGA #SayHerName #NotHereForBoys

Feminist Spillover in U.S. Social Movements 2011–2016
ByHeather McKee Hurwitz

chapter 8|18 pages

Activism against Sexual Assault on Campus

Origins, Opportunities and Outcomes
ByNancy Whittier

chapter 9|19 pages

The Messy Politics of Menstrual Activism

ByChris Bobel, Breanne Fahs

chapter 10|15 pages

The Continuing Battle over Abortion and Reproductive Rights

ByDeana A. Rohlinger, Jessi Grace

chapter 11|19 pages

Ecofeminism and Climate Justice

ByCorrie Grosse

chapter 12|17 pages

Women, Gender and Feminism at Work

ByAllison Elias