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Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction

Intersectional Class Struggle

by Michael Beyea Reagan

This innovative study, explores the relevance of class as a theoretical category in our world today, arguing that leading traditions of class analysis have missed major elements of what class is and how it operates....


Damaged Like Me

by Kimberly Dark

  • This book is about the complex ways both harm and the social movements that seek to end it intertwine. The basic message is that those most marginalized and "damaged" in this society are also the most equipped...


The Menopause Manifesto

by Dr. Jen Gunter

An Instant New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!

#1 Canadian Bestseller

Just as she did in her groundbreaking bestseller The Vagina Bible, Dr....


Pain Generation

by L. Ayu Saraswati

Explores the perils and promise of feminist social media activism

Social media has become the front-and-center arena for feminist activism. Responding to and enacting the political potential of pain inflicted...


Mothers and Daughters in Nineteenth-Century America

by Nancy M. Theriot

The feminine script of early nineteenth century centered on women's role as patient, long-suffering mothers. By mid-century, however, their daughters faced a world very different in social and economic options...


A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space

by Eliza VanCort

For too long, women have been told to confine themselves—physically, socially, and emotionally. Eliza VanCort says now is the time for women to stand tall, raise their voices, and claim their space.

Women fight...


Seconds Out

by Alison Dean

Kicking ass and taking notes—what it’s like to be a woman in the ring.

Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also punches people. Hard. But despite several amateur fights under her belt, she knows she...


Holding Change

by adrienne maree brown

  • Before she was an NYT bestselling author, adrienne was known for her work as a facilitator, mediator, and teacher. She still travels the country helping organizations, especially Black organizations, clarify...


Equal Representation without Legislation

by Lenita Freidenvall

Sweden has for many years been recognized as a model of gender equality, particularly with regards to its high proportion of female parliamentarians. This book traces this path to equal representation between...


Flourishing Through Spinoza

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Hasana Sharp, Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. This conversation provides detailed insights into Hasana...


Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny

by Laura Mattoon D'Amore

This interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between violence, empowerment, and the teenage super/heroine in comics and young adult fantasy novels. The author analyzes stories of teenage super/heroines...


Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny

by Laura Mattoon D'Amore

This interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between violence, empowerment, and the teenage super/heroine in comics and young adult fantasy novels. The author analyzes stories of teenage super/heroines...


Face

by Justine Bateman

  • Face is creative nonfiction and would fit well in feminist studies/women’s studies sections. It does include some fiction in it (based on real-life interviews by the author), but it's better categorized as...

  • Shell-Shocked

    by Bonnie Honig

    A biting, funny, up-to-the-minute collection of essays by a major political thinker that gets to the heart of what feminist criticism can do in the face of everyday politics.

    Stormy Daniels offered a #metoo moment,...


    Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook

    by Sonya Renee Taylor

    Based on the New York Times bestseller The Body Is Not an Apology, this is an action guide to help readers practice the art of radical self-love both for themselves and to transform our society.

    Readers of The...


    Dear Black Girl

    by Tamara Winfrey Harris

    “Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices… is...


    A Room of One's Own

    by Virginia Woolf, Jessica Gildersleeve & Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Discover Virginia Woolf's landmark essay on women?s struggle for independence and creative opportunity

    A Room of One's Own is one of Virginia Woolf's most influential works and widely recognized for its extraordinary...


    The Weight of Whiteness

    by Alison Bailey

    “Check your privilege” is not a request for a simple favor. It asks white people to consider the painful dimensions of what they have been socialized to ignore. Alison Bailey’s The Weight of Whiteness:...


    We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    by Mariame Kaba & Tamara Nopper

    This book is an essential read for anti racist activists and scholars and incredibly timely in a moment of resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and renewed attention to the work of abolitionists. It...