Books

Racism and Apathy along the “Highway of Tears”

How long will families be forced to relive the trauma of their loved ones death or disappearance, with empty promises of justice?

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

24-hour Women: Drinking to Escape Patriarchy

Alcoholic men are often praised for admitting they have a problem while alcoholic women are shamed. Read more »

Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart on Changing the Narrative of Poverty in Media

Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart, the brains behind the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, discuss their respective books, the importance of identifying with one another across class, and #MeToo. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read In August

Summer might be ending, but the great books continue. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Daughter Credentials

When you have to give birth to people in order to care about them, you probably don’t really care about them? Read more »

Traveling Lite: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short

Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular.  Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read In July

Always carry a book with you. Read more »

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.  Read more »

Abby Norman on Endometriosis, Healthcare, and the Legacy of Female “Hysteria”

We want there to be these tidy endings, but that isn’t the reality of living with a chronic illness. 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 »

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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »