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All About Love: New Visions
All About Love: New Visions
by bell hooks
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We're taught to think of love as something that happens to us. It's a magical but altogether passive experience. In her deeply personal and emphatic All about Love, renowned social activist and feminist bell hooks asserts that, in fact, love is a choice... (read more)

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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
by Kate Bolick
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A bold, original, moving book that will inspire fanatical devotion and ignite debate. “Whom to marry, and when will it happen — these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly... (read more)

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Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay
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In a year full of debates on who is and isn't doing feminism "correctly," Roxane Gay's book of essays was a refreshing look at the expectations we hold for both women in the spotlight and ourselves as self-declared feminists. Volleying between humor... (read more)

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We Should All Be Feminists
We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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In this personal, eloquently-argued essay -- adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted... (read more)

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Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
by Audre Lorde
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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism... (read more)

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Teaching To Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom
Teaching To Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom
by bell hooks
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After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving. -- Paulo Freire In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent... (read more)

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How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
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Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt?... (read more)

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Men Explain Things to Me Updated Edition
Men Explain Things to Me Updated Edition
by Rebecca Solnit
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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit takes on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women dont, about why... (read more)

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Cunt: A  Declaration of Independence
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence
by Inga Muscio and Betty Dodson
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This book is for any woman who has been frustrated at the world but doesn't know why. Muscio is unforgiving and blunt in her delivery of her fantastically liberating experiences that make her a woman. Relatable, funny, and completely shocking at times... (read more)

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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D
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"The work of Clarissa Pinkola Estés, rooted in old and deep family rites and in archetypal psychology, recognizes that the soul is not lost, but has been put to sleep....This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication... (read more)

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On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
by Adrienne Cecile Rich
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At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, history, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, and erotic, and... (read more)

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore
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The Splash Page   Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
by Camille Paglia
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Second Sex (11 Edition)
Second Sex (11 Edition)
by Simone De Beauvoir
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Newly 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... (read more)

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Essential Feminist Reader (07 Edition)
Essential Feminist Reader (07 Edition)
by Estelle (ed.) Freedman
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Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism After the War on Terror
Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism After the War on Terror
by Christine Delphy
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Christine Delphy is a French feminist writer, sociologist, and theorist. She cofounded, with Simone de Beauvoir, Nouvelles questions féministes, and is the author of Close to Home: A Materialist Analysis of Women’s Oppression.... (read more)

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Heroines (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)
Heroines (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)
by Kate Zambreno
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I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking the self out feels like obeying a gag order--pretending an objectivity where there is nothing objective about the experience of confronting and engaging with... (read more)

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Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History (Feminist Classics)
Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History (Feminist Classics)
by Vron Ware
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Vron Ware is the author of Military Migrants: Fighting for YOUR Country and a Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Sociocultural Change, and the Center for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University.... (read more)

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Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes
Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes
by Guerilla Girls
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Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to... (read more)

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