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The 19-year-old "Female Activist of the Year" examines how personal histories and identities influence how women identify with feminism, sharing the views of 17 diverse contributors on what feminism means to them and how feminism can become more inclusive. (Atlas Pub.)
A star-studded roster of iconic women write powerfully about what it means to be a feminist yesterday, today, and tomorrow. These poets, essayists, activists, actors, and professors address topics ranging from workplace harassment to resting bitch face. The results are by turns refreshing, provocative, moving, and hilarious. (Grand Central Pub.)
A guide for prospective activists by the Executive Women's Editor at HuffPost shares background information on key issues affecting today's women, insights into how to recognize bogus news, advice for navigating critical friends and practical guidelines for how to get and stay involved.
Explores the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement, tracking the history of women's anger as political fuel, from suffragettes campaigning for voting rights to the Women's March and the #MeToo movement.
Throughout her prodigious life, activist and lawyer Pauli Murray systematically fought against all arbitrary distinctions in society, channeling her outrage at the discrimination she faced to make America a more democratic country. In this definitive biography, Rosalind Rosenberg offers a poignant portrait of a figure who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. (Oxford University Press)
A legendary feminist leader who pioneered Second Wave Feminism describes her fellow world-changers who filed lawsuits on economic discrimination, opened rape-crisis hotlines and shelters for battered women and held marches and sit-ins for abortion rights. (Atlas Pub.)
Traces the rise of intersectional feminism to explore how today's black feminists are having a transformative influence in media, entertainment, and politics. (Baker & Taylor)
The Guardian columnist and This American Life social commentator presents a series of essays about the qualities of a comedic feminist and her experiences of coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to plus-sized women who speak their minds. (Atlas Pub.)
At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. (WW Norton)
The best-selling author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy presents a fun and feminist look at the brilliant, brainy and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers and inventors, along with interviews with real-life women in STEM careers. (Atlas Pub.)