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BitchReads: 9 Books Feminists Should Read in November

Dig into these smart, irresistible new titles.

Hot Girl Shit: Trap Feminism Is Sesali Bowen’s Vision for Black Women

“There are a hundred different types of hood girls in the hood,” says author Sesali Bowen. “[Look closer, there’s] an array of stories about Black resilience and Black beauty and Black excellence and creativity.”

Personal Parallels: Halsey’s Gothic Film Is a Gendered Journey Through Pregnancy

“I am not a woman, I’m a god / I am not a martyr, I’m a problem.”

Silicone Sham: Will Sex-Doll Brothels Change the Future of Sex Work?

Aura Dolls, advertised as a brothel, promised clients a “realistic sensual experience with a girl who is made just for you.”

Frigid Family: “Spencer” Amplifies the Horror of the Royal Family

 At last a Diana every bit as batshit as any of the inbred remnants of House Saxe-Coburg-Goth.

Community Service: Inside the Native Tribe Transforming Justice

“What I’m trying to do is say to someone, ‘You have exhibited behavior that is not okay. How are we going to help you get past that? Because we want you in [our] community.’”

How Media Moved the Goalposts on Women's Football: An Excerpt from “Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League”

Women’s football had to take what media coverage it could get. What it got wasn’t good.

Essentialist Thinking: “Femlandia” Provokes, but Doesn't Push Past the Gender Binary

The insistent classification of Rooney’s work as Marxist has long felt like a stretch.

The Access Series

Access is still treated as if it’s a privilege, a burden, or a form of special treatment.

Language Wars: Callouts Obscure Vital Truths About Disabilities

Talking about words and language use matters, especially when ableist or disablist language can enforce harmful beliefs about disability and disabled people.

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