A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of WomanWriting in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792 Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femi

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be FeministsWhat does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun n nWith humor and


A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's OwnA Room of One s Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928 While this extended essay in fact e

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The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine MystiqueLandmark, groundbreaking, classic these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique Published in 1963, it gave a pitch perfect description of the problem that has no name the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women s confiden

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Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate PoliticsAcclaimed cultural critic bell hooks offers an open hearted and welcoming vision of gender, sexuality, and society in this inspiring and accessible volume In engaging and provocative style, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience Hers

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The Second Sex

The Second SexNewly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of woman, and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness This long awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French

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The Color Purple

The Color PurpleWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Alice Walker s iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book n nA powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth century rural Georgia Separated as gir

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Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to MeIn her comic, scathing essay Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, a

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Bad Feminist

Bad FeministPink is my favorite color I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink all shades of pink If I have an accessory, it is probably pink I read Vogue, and I m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way I once live tweeted the September issue n nIn these funny and

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The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and LoveEveryone needs to love and be loved even men But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men h

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