As mentioned a few days ago, I compiled the list of books on the UN Women's Instagram and all the suggestions into one big book list. It was made in Goodreads to make these titles easy to find, though a few titles are missing. While making this, I did notice that some were doubles but... Continue Reading →
There is a canon of feminist books out there that I know I have barely scratched the surface on. This is the beginning of my project to change all that. I was deciding how best to go about acquiring a good list of the feminist books to study through when I saw this post on... Continue Reading →
This book really took me by surprise. I was expecting the early battles of an early Arab Feminist to be quite different, but I suppose I bought a lot of the propaganda too. Khalidi was an interesting woman, knowing what she wanted and not afraid to ask for it. Her life reads more modern than... Continue Reading →
What a month! I've been busy, to say the least, but I also got a chance to get A LOT of reading in. And listening.... I think this has been my biggest month and then I finally hit my "read a book over 500 pages" part of the Read Harder Challenge. It was the last... Continue Reading →
This book has been on my to-read list for more than a year. With the release of the new Amazon series , I figured it was time to make it the next read. The series is a fictionalized account with the names changed but this is non-fiction and written by one of the women involved... Continue Reading →
Published By: Little, Brown Book Group UK
Publication Date: 5th November 2015
Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being a feminist in 2015 means to them.
We hear from Laura Bates (of the Everyday Sexism Project), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist and author), Yas Necati (an eighteen-year-old activist), Laura Pankhurst, great-great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and an activist in her own right, comedian Sofie Hagen, engineer Naomi Mitchison and Louise O’Neill, author of the award-winning feminist Young Adult novel Only Ever Yours. Writing about a huge variety of subjects, we have Martha Mosse on how she became a feminist, Alice Stride on sexism in language, Amy Annette addressing the body politic and Samira Shackle on having her eyes opened in a hostel for survivors of acid attacks in Islamabad, while Maysa Haque thinks…
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As I've mentioned before, I love to read some of the older feminist books. There's a special joy in realizing that I am not alone in being uneasy about the everday rebellions that are such a part of this movement. Who should read this: all feminists, past and present; anyone who wants to understand feminist theory,... Continue Reading →
But whether this criticism of culturally female speech patterns is justified or not, there is also evidence that a rejection of the way a woman speaks is often a way of blaming or dismissing her without dealing with the content of what she is saying. Follow my progress in this book here.
I appreciate that this is specifically marketed to younger women. There's a lot of good information and the conversational tone, even with the swearing, can be a welcome reprieve from the academic language for any age. What I find great about the marketing is that it presents itself as and is an introductory book. It's... Continue Reading →
I found this list today and wanted to share it! The list can be found here. I've read some and the rest are going on my to read lists. Check it out!