Books

Channeling Audre: Janet Mock Opens Up About Her Memoir, Sex Work, and Being An Icon

Janet Mock is no longer offering a 101 master class on trans identity. Read more »

Disturbing the Priest: 5 Passages from “Priestdaddy” That Had Me Rolling in the Pews

Patricia Lockwood’s memoir Priestdaddy is the funniest book I have read this year. Read more »

Roxane Gay’s “Hunger” Will Satiate You: On Fat, Trauma, and the World of Longing

Roxane Gay’s newest work, Hunger, a memoir of her body, is told in her signature style: boldly vulnerable. Read more »

Outcasts No More: Anne Helen Petersen’s New Book Celebrates Unruly Women

In exploring how any ambient space around female celebrities is quickly overfilled with criticism and condemnation, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud primarily focuses on the unforgiving celebrity media culture, with its unyielding gaze and greed for clicks. Read more »

A Q&A with Kristen Sollee About Unleashing Your Inner Witch

Each page offers illuminating examples of women and femmes resisting the patriarchy and embracing their inner power. Read more »

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

What is a hookup, anyway? That’s exactly where Lisa Wade comes in with her new book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books You Should Read in June

Summer is an ideal time to read a good, engrossing book. Here are Bitch’s picks for June.  Read more »

Surviving the Dystopia: What “The Handmaid’s Tale” Teaches Us That “1984” Can’t

The protagonists in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “1984” were set on different paths from the moment they were born into societies that defined their freedoms through their respective gender identities. Read more »

Let's Get Crunk: Women in Hip Hop Get A Magnum Opus in “The Crunk Feminist Collection”

The Crunk Feminist Collection operates as a guidebook for navigating how to care for yourself, your sisters, and world more or less in that order. Read more »

Science is Sexist: Slaying Male Superiority in “Inferior”

Inferior challenges the idea that there are fundamental differences between the way men and women’s brains are “wired.” Read more »

Pages

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

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 »