Books

Leah Vernon Won’t Be Hemmed in by the Fashion Industry

The fat, Black, Muslim, blogger speaks truth to power on her Instagram account, in her new book, and in this raw, honest interview.

BiblioBitch: When She Woke

Feminist book-lovers will already be long familiar with novels depicting the rollback of reproductive rights, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Misconceiver, and Woman on The Edge of Time. So is there room for another book looking at a the consequences of... Read more »

BiblioBitch: Code Name Verity

Let me start by saying that I’m a Hunger Games gal. I thought that series was the end for me; the top of the bold, brave mountain of perfect Young Adult (YA)... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: All the Advice You Asked For, and Some You Didn't

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they don’... Read more »

The Big Feminist BUT: Lauren Weinstein's "If This Is All You Get""

We’ve been posting for a couple of weeks about The Big Feminist BUT, a comics anthology about women, men, and feminism, and today’s post is the last in our series. It’s from Lauren Weinstein... Read more »

The Big Feminist BUT: Barry Deutsch's "How to Make a Man Out of Tin Foil"

We’re back with more big BUT: This week, a story from Barry Deutsch about masculinity and camp. (The summer kind.) Read more »

Democracy, Ow: A Q&A with Discordia authors Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple

Laurie Penny is an English journalist whose work on protest movements, sex, and desire has been at the forefront of feminist writing of the last few years. Molly Crabapple is a New York artist whose Victorian-inspired work includes... Read more »

Bitch in a Box: Holiday Gift Guide, Graphic Novels Edition

Whether you’re shopping for a long-time comics reader or someone who’s new to the world of graphic novels (maybe you’re just looking for a good page turner for yourself, we won’t tell), click through for some quality 2012 releases of the graphic persuasion. Read more »

BiblioBitch: Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words

Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words is a significant book because it is probably the only chance we will ever have to hear Wuornos’ life story the way she herself narrated it. Wuornos wrote to her close childhood friend, Dawn Botkins, from death row for over ten years.... Read more »

The Big Feminist BUT: Corinne Mucha's "Spinster"

Do you like comics? Do you like feminism? Do you think it’s bunk that publishers have no compunction about saying things like, “We can’t sell a book with the word ‘feminist’ in the title”? Then you might want to know about a new comics anthology called The Big Feminist BUT.... Read more »

Bibliobitch: Author Lidia Yuknavitch's Freudian Flip

Lidia Yuknavitch gives the term “body language” fresh meaning in her debut novel, Dora: A Headcase (Hawthorne Books). In response to Sigmund Freud’s famous case study, “Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria,” Yuknavitch recasts 19th-century teen Ida Bauer, or Dora, as a 17-year... 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 »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »