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BitchReads: 17 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read in 2020

Well-researched and well-written nonfiction books, like the 17 on this list, leave us with more information than we came in with.

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Iranian Americans Are Not Political Pawns

“The dehumanization of people in the Middle East has led us to endless war.”

Backtalk: Happy New Year! The World Is On Fire!

Dahlia and Amy ring in the new year (yay!) talking about how the world is burning down (boo!). The beginning of this decade can feel hopeless, but all hope is not lost: stay informed, organize, and create change. 

My Vagina Forced Me to Give up Nonmonogamy

I loved having multiple loves, but I hated being at the mercy of a stubborn vagina.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Michelle Williams’ Golden Globes Speech Is Misguided

“White women have always voted in their self-interests.”

Sinister Niceness: On “You,” Killers Don’t Change their Spots

If Season 2 is any indication, we have no choice but to overlook the obvious in favor of granting white men an inherent innocence; it’s a default.

Over It: Is There Room for Anxious Black Girls in Music?

We owe Black women musicians the space to take care of themselves.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Woman Defending Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein’s lawyer has a history representing men accused of sexual assault.

The Personal Will Not Save You: What’s Really at Stake When We Partake in Performative Environmentalism

Sometimes the individual things we do, and how we frame them, are actually harmful, whether they worsen a problem or distract from a larger issue.

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