Books

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in October

Cozy up with a new title this month.

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 »

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. Read more »

9 Political Novels That Help Us Understand Our Current Chaos

These nine novels help us better understand how we got here. Read more »

4 Nigerian Authors to Read Who Haven’t Been Proudly Transphobic

Continue investing in other Nigerian authors seeking to challenge some of Nigeria’s cultural norms. Read more »

White Rage, White Guilt: How Long Do We Wait for White Women to Learn?

I believe that the intentions were good, but the worst thing about good intentions is that sometimes the energy can be misplaced. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books Feminists Should Read in November

It feels as if I can focus again—and I hope this is true for our readers too. Read more »

Distressed Damsels: There’s Nothing Accidental about White Feminist Racism

The white self—not the white person as a human being, but as a white person in the society—is built on this myth of morality and goodness surrounded by heathens and disease-ridden savages. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »