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Reader request: Feminism 101 book recommendations for teens?

Reader request: Feminism 101 book recommendations for teens?

It’d be great to find a book written with intersectionality in mind which contains info on slut-shaming, body positivity, abortion rights, internalised misogyny, etc., which is easy to understand and digest for young girls who aren’t educated about things like privilege and oppression and class, etc.

Help out Heretical

Heretical is the annual magazine of the Women’s Collective at UQ (University of Queensland). This year it might not appear unless there is some rapid assistance from the broad feminist community. They simply don’t have enough submissions, and time is running out, largely because the collective’s time has been spent coping with hostility and harassment […]

Book Giveaway: The Great Feminist Denial

I can’t deny, the timing on this has been a little awkward. Hoyden About Town (my primary blog) had a monster thread nearly two weeks ago about an op-ed written by one of the co-authors of this book, Monica Dux, where the general sense was aggrieved at some phrasing she used on the way to […]

Lurker request: feminist poetry for teens

I am a secondary English teacher in Queensland and am trying to expose my students to some feminist poetry, particularly if it of the protest kind, but all the poems that I tried to pass by my P&C committee have been shot down as being too ‘adult’. I was wondering if you (or anyone for […]

Book Alert: Playing With The Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal

I was sent a link to this last year, but I overlooked it. My apologies. Gender and sports needs more examination. An interview with one of the authors from the American Oxford University Press blog: Laura Pappano, co-author with Eileen McDonagh of Playing With The Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal, is an award-winning journalist […]

Centenary week: Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir was born on the 9th of January, 1908. Toril Moi writes in The Guardian that all of us should read her masterpiece, The Second Sex (of which Random House has recently announced a new English translation to be published in the next few years, finally acknowledging long-standing criticisms of the only English […]

Feminism Friday: Open Thread on gender dominance issues in sexuality, slurs and raunch culture

Where do you point a male feminist ally (whose alliance up until now has been based on largely unexamined egalitarian impulses, but who hasn’t read any theory) to find good introductory analysis of gendered dominance in sexual behaviours, and how attitudes towards and about sexual behaviours play back into gender relations more widely? Some of […]

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “The Solitude of Self (1892)”

Also known as “Self-Sovereignty“. This speech, was in Stanton’s own judgement “the best thing I have ever written” and in the judgement of Susan B. Anthony “the strongest and most unanswerable argument and appeal ever made . . . for the full freedom and franchise of women”. It’s already fairly widely available on the internet, […]

Open Thread: Top 5 Introductory Texts

Open Thread: Top 5 Introductory Texts

Reader A suggested: I was also interested in book suggestions, but I think that the LibraryThing might be a little too involved (the interface looked a little confusing to me). I think what would be nice would be either a simple, concise list of the five to ten most influential books or essays, or a […]

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