The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Paperback ISBN: 0804173400
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story. By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of New York Burning. 75,000 first printing.
You Don't Have to Like Me
Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism
Paperback ISBN: 0142181684
"The author of Don't Worry It Gets Worse takes on the F-word Alida Nugent's first book, Don't Worry, It Gets Worse, received terrific reviews, and her self-deprecating "everygirl" approach continues to win the Internet-savvy writer and blogger new fans. Now, she takes on one of today's hottest cultural topics: feminism. 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"--
The Body Is Not an Apology
The Power of Radical Self-Love
Paperback ISBN: 1626569762
A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.
Feminism for the 99 Percent
Paperback ISBN: 1788734424
Named one of Vogue's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019" From three of the organisers of the International Women’s Strike US: a manifesto for when “leaning in” is not enough. Unaffordable housing, poverty wages, healthcare, climate change, border policing; not the issues you ordinarily hear feminists talking about. But don’t these issues impact the vast majority of women globally? Taking as its inspiration the new wave of feminist militancy that has erupted globally, this Manifesto makes a simple but powerful case: Feminism shouldn’t start—or stop—with seeing women represented at the top of society. It must start with those at the bottom, and fight for the world they deserve. And that means targeting capitalism. Feminism must be anti-capitalist, eco-socialist and anti-racist. This is a manifesto for the 99%.
Fifty Shades of Feminism
Hardcover ISBN: 1844089452
An antidote to the idea that being a woman is all about submitting to desire, this collection showcases the voices of 50 women who explore the many other shades, including Alison Bechdel, Jeanette Winterson, Siri Hustvedt, and many more Fifty years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique, have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping, and masochism—all colored a brilliant neon pink? In this volume, 50 women, young and old—writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers—reflect on the shades that inspired them and what being a woman means to them today. Contributors include Tahmima Anam, Joan Bakewell, Bidisha, Lydia Cacho, Shami Chakrabarti, Lennie Goodings, Linda Grant, Natalie Haynes, Siri Hustvedt, Jude Kelly, Kathy Lette, Kate Mosse, Bee Rowlatt, Elif Shafak, Ahdaf Soueif, Meera Syal, Shirley Thompson, Natasha Walter, Jeanette Winterson, and many more.
Reclaiming Our Space
How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets
Paperback ISBN: 0807055379
The activist, cultural commentator and award-winning author of Push the Button traces the rise of an intersectional, sociopolitical resistance movement to explore how today's black feminists are having a transformative influence in media, entertainment and politics. (social science). Original. (This book was also included in the December 2018 issue of Forecast.)
We Should All Be Feminists
Paperback ISBN: 110191176x
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author ofAmericanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death
Hardcover ISBN: 1455571865
A collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary from the charming, feminist and wickedly funny creator and host of the "Throwing Shade" podcast and TV Land show. Am I allowed to do this? Most of my decisions in life have been preceded by this question. Some of the rules women are expected to follow are obvious... DON'T: be loud/muscular/good at math... DO: be helpful/have babies/smile. Some are ambiguous and subjective." Erin Gibson has a plan for women to make our future the one Beyonce already thinks we have. In FEMINASTY--titled after her nickname on "Throwing Shade"--she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman harder and deconstructs them in a way that's bold and funny and provocative. Whether it's shaming women for having their periods, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, Erin feels that oppression is both organized and chaotic, purposeful and unintentional. That doesn't make it impossible to dismantle, it just means we have to recognize and destroy the problems one by one. In FEMINASTY she will start the revolution.
Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Paperback ISBN: 0525434801
New York Times Best Seller A Skimm Reads Pick An NPR Best Book of 2017 From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend--and the perfect gift for Mother's Day. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes
Paperback ISBN: 1940430887
"Books We're Excited About in 2017" (Chicago Tribune) "Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017" (Chicago Reader) Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women's bodies in this political economywhether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine, or due to the conditions of labor that propel consumerism. In Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research and surprising humor. The essays range from probing journalistic investigations, such as Moore’s reporting on the labor conditions of the Cambodian garment industry, to the uncomfortably personal, as when Moore, who suffers from several autoimmune disorders, examines her experiences seeking care and community in the increasingly complicated (and problematic) American healthcare system. Featuring illustrations by Xander Marro, Body Horror is a fascinating and revealing portrait of the gore of contemporary American culture and politics. Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Unmarketable and Cambodian Grrrl, co-editor and publisher of the now-defunct Punk Planet, a founding editor of Best American Comics, a Fulbright scholar, former UN Press Fellow, and USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow.