Books

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.

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In April

This list has it all. Read more »

The Imperfect Woman: Antiheroines Take Center Stage In “The Female Persuasion”

Meg Wolitzer resists the impossible burden of writing an everywoman. Read more »

BitchReads Giveaway: "Make Trouble"

Want your very own copy of Make Trouble by Cecile Richards? Read more »

4 Books to Read for Women’s History Month

From the modern American South, to 19th-century Ghana, to a spaceship en route to Mars, these stories capture compelling visions of the lives of women of color. Read more »

Wild Enchantment: The Creatureliness of Barbara Comyns

Sometimes I come across novelists whose work is alive with wildness. Barbara Comyns is one of these. Read more »

5 Women Writers Who Challenge and Expand the Canon

Modern literary tradition is indebted to women who dared to write, whose work challenges and expands the canon. Read more »

Rural Savior: “Barbed Wire Heart” Offers a Violent Heroine We Can All Root For

“Barbed Wire Heart” is a love letter to Tess Sharpe’s rural hometown. Read more »

Greatness Becomes Her: Sarah McBride On Loss, Gain, and the Brightness of Tomorrow

Even in the darkest moments, all of us can bear witness to acts of amazing grace. Read more »

Ratings Gold: Women Showrunners Are Ushering In TV’s Golden Age

Joy Press presents the “golden age” through the lens of the women who are creating it. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In March

This BitchReads list is designed to get your “must-read” list ready for spring. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »