Books

BitchReads: 7 YA Books Feminists Should Read in December

As we wrap up 2020, we’ll be reading.

Sobering Realities: Women Write Their Way into the Addiction Canon

Slowly but surely, women have been adding their stories to the memoir canon. Read more »

The Corn-Fed Whiteness of Rural Literature

Much of this canon is white and male, fetishizing a version of rural life that never truly existed. Read more »

9 Political Novels That Help Us Understand Our Current Chaos

These nine novels help us better understand how we got here. Read more »

4 Nigerian Authors to Read Who Haven’t Been Proudly Transphobic

Continue investing in other Nigerian authors seeking to challenge some of Nigeria’s cultural norms. Read more »

White Rage, White Guilt: How Long Do We Wait for White Women to Learn?

I believe that the intentions were good, but the worst thing about good intentions is that sometimes the energy can be misplaced. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books Feminists Should Read in November

It feels as if I can focus again—and I hope this is true for our readers too. Read more »

Distressed Damsels: There’s Nothing Accidental about White Feminist Racism

The white self—not the white person as a human being, but as a white person in the society—is built on this myth of morality and goodness surrounded by heathens and disease-ridden savages. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 YA Books Feminists Should Read in November

Through it all though, I’ve found a lot of solace in books. Read more »

Female Trouble: Why Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” Still Possesses our Imaginations

What makes Daphne du Maurier’s prose feel fresh and unique to this day is just how real it is in capturing the way women observe. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in October

For those updating their fall reading lists, we have books for everyone. 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 »

Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. 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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »