My Feminism TBR

There’s definitely no particular reason at all why today seems like the day to post my feminism TBR list. Nope. Definitely. No. Reason. At. All.

  1. Fight Like a Girl by Laura Barcella. Because I’m embarrassingly ignorant of the history of feminism in some ways. From the Goodreads blurb: “Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.”
  2. The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff. Because when things feel bleek, visions of hope can help. From the Goodreads blurb: “Combining essays, interviews, poetry, illustrations, and short stories, The Feminist Utopia Project challenges the status quo that accepts inequality and violence as a given—and inspires us to demand a radically better future.”
  3. The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own edited by Veronica Chambers. Becuase I’m really going to miss her. From the Goodreads blurb: “While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what she means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history.”
  4. You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent. Because I love feminist essay collections. From the Goodreads blurb:

    Nugent is a proud feminist—and she’s not afraid to say it. From the “scarlet F” thrust upon you if you declare yourself a feminist at a party to how to handle judgmental store clerks when you buy Plan B, You Don’t Have to Like Me skewers a range of cultural issues, and confirms Nugent as a star on the rise.

  5. Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding. Because rape culture is real. From the Goodreads blurb: “Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest. Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term “rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it? In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, bullshit-free voice that’s made her a powerhouse feminist blogger.”
  6. I Call Myself a Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty edited by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes, Amy Annette, Martha Mosse, and Alice Stride. Because a diversity of voices is important. From the Goodreads blurb: 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.
  7. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped our History… and Our Future! by Kate Schatz. Because it’s never too early to introduce feminism to the little ones. From the Goodreads blurb: Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of “A is for Apple”, A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement.
  8. Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen. Because lady pirates. From the Goodreads blurb: From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change.
  9. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. Because why haven’t I read this? I don’t think this one requires a blurb.
  10. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister. Because hells yeah! From the Goodreads blurb: A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America. In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried and late-married women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation.

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