“Maid” and the Resurgence of Hardship Memoirs

Stephanie Land doesn’t frame her story as an inspiring tale of bootstrapping, a blueprint for others, or evidence that grit and determination are all it takes to escape poverty.

Changing Home: “Halsey Street” Uses Gentrification As a Metaphor For Broken Relationships

Does improving an area come at the expense of its people? Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books You Must Read In January

Welcome to the first BitchReads of 2018! Read more »

BitchReads: The 30 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018

Nonfiction deepens our understanding of the human experience.  Read more »

BitchReads: 25 Fiction Books You Must Read In 2018

Fiction is needed now more than ever. Read more »

BitchReads: The Best Black Women’s History Books of 2017

Female and nonbinary historians, scholars, and writers are pushing Black women’s stories into the canon.  Read more »

The “Bitch Doctrine” Is the Uplifting Manifesto We Need

Laurie Penny’s collection of essays explores the uncomfortable corset of the gender binary. Read more »

The Future is Feminist Joy

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness reveals the blueprint to happier lives. Read more »

A Sexual Violence Reckoning is Coming In Publishing

It’s time to take down no good, very bad literary men. Read more »

BitchReads: The Best Memoirs of 2017

Being able to peek into the lives of other people who are far different than us deepens our understanding of this complex life. Read more »

BitchReads: 5 Books You Must Read In December

If you love the books, pass on the gift of literature to a fellow bibliophile. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »