Books

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 »

Fandom is Feminist: Queering Boy-band Obsession in “Grace and the Fever”

Grace and the Fever follows high school senior Grace Thomas as she meets Jes, a member of her beloved Fever Dream. Read more »

Poetic Resistance Against Everyday Transphobia, Racism, Ableism: A Review of "When the Chant Comes"

Within its pages, When the Chant Comes delivers profound, often gut-wrenching meditations that explore what it means for Barrett to navigate life in the United States as a disabled, pilipinx-amerikan, transgender queer. Read more »

Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Storytelling Will Spark the Overthrow: A Review of Lidia Yuknavitch’s “The Book of Joan”

[E]ven if the bodies in The Book of Joan are devoid of gender, they do still cling to sex, love, emotion—they have to, because what else is there to live for when the world’s gone to shit? Read more »

5 Books for Women Who Work that Ivanka Trump Should Read

Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, is supposed to inspire and empower women, but it’s actually low on actual substance. Read more »

Fat Girls Deserve Fairytales Too: The Rejection of Tropes in “This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare”

Gabourey Sidibe’s debut memoir uses personal experiences to tell fat girls that they deserve happiness. Read more »

Living a Feminist Life: Sara Ahmed

Living A Feminist Life explores the controversial figure of the “feminist killjoy” and what it means to call out sexism. Read more »

The Perils of “Privilege”: Why Injustice Can’t Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage

Phoebe Maltz Bovy’s book makes a compelling argument that many of us use accusations of “privilege” to discredit, silence, and tear each other down. Read more »

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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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »

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 »