Books

Corseted Up: Victorian Ideals Are Still Binding up Women

A woman who meets the world with intensity is a woman who endures lashes of shame and disapproval.

In The Feminist Utopia Project, 57 Writers Imagine Better Worlds

The editors of the new anthology talk about proposing positive ideas. Read more »

New Book "Queer Brown Voices" Writes a More Inclusive History of LGBT Activism

The work of people of color is often overlooked in queer histories—a problem this new collection seeks to overturn.  Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Mental Health and Self Care

Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Here are some smart, creative, feminist zines about taking care of yourself.  Read more »

"Sisters of the Revolution" Collects Powerful Feminist Sci-Fi

From Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin to Nnedi Okorafor, this new book is packed with brilliant visionary writers.  Read more »

"Asking For It" Puts the Focus for Ending Rape Where it Belongs: On Rapists

Kate Harding's book Asking For It is a crucial guide for changing our cultural conversations about rape.  Read more »

Fantasy Author Zen Cho Explores The Histories We Aren't Told

London-based Malaysian author Zen Cho's new book blends speculative fiction, race, colonialism, and romance.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What I Learned from "Girl Sex 101"

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen reviews the new book “Girl Sex 101.” Read more »

In Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel, Women Forge Art Out of Loss

Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Small Backs of Children, will wreck you and leave you feeling grateful. Read more »

Three Cheers for Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black"

After multiple seasons of snubs, Tatiana Maslany has finally received an Emmy nod for her... Read more »

"Advantageous" Is a Dystopian Sci-Fi About All-Too-Real Beauty Standards

Advantageousthe new film by Jennifer Phang, is a dystopian science fiction film about a possible future that is regressive for women.  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 »

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 »