Feminism, and especially intersectional feminism, is an important topic for all of us, not just women. We want equality for all women. I've curated the below list of books that will give you a great place to start you feminist reading journey. Some of these I've read and loved and can't stop reccomending and others I have bought on my shelf ready to get to but I just know they're incredible pieces of writing.
Grab your notepads, your index tabs and your highlighters for these ones, there is so much to take away from these books!
Feminism Interupted - Lola Olufemi. The tagline for this book is disrupting power and it does just that. This book is a powerful manifesto that dissects issues with traditional and modern feminism. Relatively short at only 179 pages.
Hood Feminism - Mikki Kendall. Another book with a brilliant tagline: "Notes From The Women White Feminists Forgot". An eye-opening and brilliant read, shining a light on feminist issues that you may not realised before.
Everyday Sexism & Men Who Hate Women - Laura Bates. Two books I have on my shelf to read - I've heard a lot about them so I hope they live up to the hype. From catcalling to the misogony of incels, I'm expected to get very fired up over these books.
Abolition. Feminism. Now - Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners & Beth E. Richie * A new release I've just started to dig into and it's already incredibly powerful. Watch out for the review on this one soon. I already reccomend it.
It's Not About The Burqa - Mariam Khan. A collection of essays by Muslim women on what it means to hold their faith in today's society.
Women, Race & Class - Angela Y. Davis. Featured for the second time on this list, Davis's Women, Race & Class looks at the history of class disparity, slavery and much more.
Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde. An icon of literature, there was no way this couldn't be on the list.
The Feminist Mystique - Betty Friedan. Set in the time of the second (white) feminist movement, this one makes for a really interesting read.
What have you read of these? What do I need to add? Drop me a comment below!
Last updated: 04/03/2022,
* Gifted PR Product. Gifted by Penguine Random House but chosen by myself. It's one I was planning to buy myself.
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