Books

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in July

 This BitchReads list is curated to encourage everyone to find the small joys, including books, that will help us through this trying time.

Her Own Terms: “Brown Album” is Porochista Khakpour’s Ode to the Others of Society

“Brown Album” clarifies who Porochista Khakpour considers her audience to be: those who have been othered in the United States of America. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in May

It’s difficult to focus on anything, including pop culture, given that we’re in the midst of a life-altering pandemic—and that’s perfectly okay. Read more »

Two Funny Moms Get Real about the Goriness of Having a Baby

“There’s No Manual” informs without scaremongering and advises without judging Read more »

Incinerating Injustice: Women Are Rightfully Furious Under Trump

All roads lead back to empathy. Read more »

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” Offers Hope and Trust to Young Queer Black Readers

George M. Johnson has crafted an intimate community of Black queer readers. Read more »

(No) Escape Zone: Two Authors Bring Us to Terms with Our Mortality

The more we’re encouraged to talk to one another about death, the less scary and anxiety-inducing it is. Read more »

Power Lies: Sarah Kendzior on the America That Made Donald Trump Possible

“Anyone could have found the things I found, and could have put them together.” Read more »

Immigration as Inspiration: Who Gets to Be an All-American Girl?

It’s very hard for people who are not immigrants to really understand what it’s like to move to a place where you don’t speak the language and how hard it is to find a home. Read more »

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Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »