Books

Victims Owe Us Nothing: Chanel Miller Reclaims Her Story and Identity in “Know My Name”

Chanel Miller’s weaving of her day-to-day life with the lingering trauma of her assault illustrates the singular way sexual-assault victims are asked to move through the world.

“Her Own Hero”: Women’s Self Defense Has a Sordid Anti-Immigrant History

Marginalized folks have signed up for classes in droves following the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

Busting Stereotypes: Native American Women Are More Than Princesses and Squaws

Busting myths about Indigenous women.  Read more »

Orgasming To Liberation: “Vibrator Nation” Celebrates the History of Sex Toys

Dense with historical background and quotes from gender theorists, Vibrator Nation is not light beach reading, nor should it be. Read more »

My Absolute Misogyny: Male Authors Are Still Profiting From Women’s Pain

The use of sexual violence against women for shock value and literary awards is repulsive. Read more »

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” Explores the Ghastly History of Mass Incarceration

Jesmyn Ward has written one of the best books of 2017.  Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books You Must Read in September

The one good thing about fall, outside of cute boots, is the influx of books that are being released. Read more »

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Women and Girls

An emphasis on youth, beauty, and looking good is not a new trend in American culture—especially for women and girls. Read more »

Women Prophets: Exalting Religion's Most Controversial Feminists

And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy sees women’s lives as theologies. Read more »

Abuse Knows No Gender: “Queering Sexual Violence” Gives Victims a Voice

“Queering Sexual Violence” investigates the roots of sexual violence and outlines the limitations of our mechanisms of response. Read more »

The Powers That Be: Bold Sexuality Takes Center Stage In “Good Booty”

Ann Powers wants us to think more deeply about race, sex, and music. 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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. 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 »

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 »