Books

Mother Monsters: Two New Books Get Raw about Mothering as a “Natural” Role

“Maybe this was what happened to all moms and no one had told her.”

In “We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire,” Women’s History is Lifesaving

The novel is a meditation on the power of uncovering past heroines. Read more »

In “Work Won’t Love You Back,” Sarah Jaffe Kills the Dream Job

No one should have to earn the right to financial security through labor.  Read more »

Gabrielle Korn Questions the “Feminist Utopia” of Women’s Media

“There needs to be a radical rewriting of what we expect the internet to give us.” Read more »

Very Online: Bean Dad Continues a Tradition of Performative Parenting

From Facebook to Twitter and beyond, parents dunk on their own children online. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 YA Books Feminists Should Read in January

There is one thing we can count on: young adult novels bringing us a much-needed distraction. Read more »

In the Stars: Rachel True Wades into the World of Tarot

The magic isn’t really in the paper, the cards, or the ink. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books Feminists Should Read in December

We hope that our monthly BitchReads list has served as even a small distraction. Read more »

Ijeoma Oluo’s “Mediocre” Explores the Disaster of White Male Supremacy

Mediocre resists the naive and coddling notion that simply loving white men out of their brittle rage and self-hatred will turn things around. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 YA Books Feminists Should Read in December

As we wrap up 2020, we’ll be reading. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »