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Ain't I a Diva?

by Kevin Allred & Cheryl Clarke

  • Beyoncé is a major factor in feminism's rise in mainstream media during the last few years, and interested in anything Beyoncé-related remains high. Rather than a critical analysis of her work that risks...


Wordslut

by Amanda Montell

A brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us, written with humor and playfulness that challenges words and phrases and how we use them.

“I get so...


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Collection

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American humanist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and served as a role model...


The Man they Wanted Me to Be

by Jared Yates Sexton

  • From one of the loudest liberal political voices on Twitter and the author of The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore, Jared Yates Sexton's memoir-meets-cultural critique is a timely and...

  • All the Rage

    by Darcy Lockman

    Picking up where All Joy and No Fun left off, All the Rage sets out to understand why, in an age of so-called equality, full-time working mothers still carry.

    The inequity of domestic life is one of the most...


    Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

    by Amy Fung

    In that moment, I felt closer to whiteness than not. I was completely complicit and didn’t think twice about entering a space that could cover their walls with images of contemporary Indigenous perspectives,...


    Heavy Flow

    by Amanda Laird

    What do you know about your menstrual cycle?

    A woman’s cycle is considered her fifth vital sign, telling you as much about your health and wellness as your blood pressure or pulse. Yet, from a young age, girls...


    The Cumshot Principle

    by Lili Boisvert & Arielle Aaronson

    • A sex-positive, feminist look at female desire, how it is silenced, suppressed, and misrepresented, and what true sexual liberation looks like
    • Combats the misogynist concept of desire as an impulse that originates...


    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    by Mary Wollstonecraft

    In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women...


    Pleasure Activism

    by adrienne maree brown, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Favianna Rodriguez

    We've decided to launch an "Emergent Strategy" book series to build on the success of adrienne's book of the same name. Some books in the series will be written or edited by adrienne herself and some will be...


    Gloriana.

    by Florence Dixie

    "Gloriana" is a work by the Scottish writer and feminist Florence Dixie. In this work, the protagonist Gloriana dreams of a world in which women will no longer be considered inferior to men: a world in which...


    Feminism for the Americas

    by Katherine M. Marino

    This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however,...


    Count Me In!

    by Michael Kaufman

    "Through personal stories, insights gleaned from decades of working to end gender-based violence, and practical advice for those men ready to step up to the plate, Kaufman has produced a special book. It will...


    Feminist Praxis Revisited

    by Amber Dean, Jennifer L. Johnson & Susanne Luhmann

    In Feminist Praxis Revisited, Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) practitioners reflect on how the field has sought to integrate its commitment to activism and social change with community-based learning in post-secondary...


    Ornamentalism

    by Anne Anlin Cheng

    Ornamentalism offers one of the first sustained and original theories of Asiatic femininity. Examining ornamentality, in lieu of Orientalism, as a way to understand the representation, circulation, and ontology...


    Performing Gender and Violence in Contemporary Transnational Contexts

    by Maria Anita Stefanelli

    Acknowledgements — Preface by Maria Anita Stefanelli — 1. Making Visible. Theatrical Form as Metaphor: Marina Carr and Caryl Churchill by Cathy Leeney — 2. Obscene Transformations: Violence, Women and...


    Another Phase

    by Eloise Klein Healy

    In April 2013, just five months after being named the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Eloise had a brain injury resulting in Wernicke’s aphasia—a breakdown in the symbol system of language. Poetry was...


    Audacious Voices

    by Holly Blake & Melissa Ooten

    Inspiring and hopeful, Audacious Voices is a collection of twelve stories from alumnae/alumni of WILL*, a feminist model for education. Each author featured in this book is working, in their own distinct way,...


    Fed Up

    by Gemma Hartley

    From Gemma Hartley, the journalist who ignited a national conversation on emotional labor, comes Fed Up, a bold dive into the unpaid, invisible work women have shouldered for too long—and an impassioned vision...


    Equal Citizenship and Public Reason

    by Christie Hartley & Lori Watson

    This book is a defense of political liberalism as a feminist liberalism. The first half of the book develops and defends a novel interpretation of political liberalism. It is argued that political liberals should...