Review: I don’t know about you, but I found this title irresistible. It perfectly conveys the attitude and topic of the book. With so many risk factors for breast cancer and so many women diagnosed every year, I can’t see how it’s ever too early to learn a bit about it. I knew the basics on what people do after being diagnosed, like get treatment … Continue reading Bald is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer by Andrea Hutton
Last month, I got a little into what comes next for women as we strive to move forward and break down barriers. Much of the way forward for me has been breaking down the gender stereotypes that I run into for myself and talking to those around me about the way they see gender when they stereotype. One of the stereotypes that continues to plague … Continue reading Peer Marriage, Opting Out, and the revolution at home
Today begins announcements for the 2017 Nobel Prizes! Last year, I decided to read at least one book by every woman who had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I had initially wanted to do it in a year but that reading schedule proved a little too daunting. Instead, I’ve sprinkled them in with other challenges. Also, not all have written a book so I have … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read
World Translation Day celebrates the many translated books out there and strives to raise awareness that we need to get more books translated into most languages so we can share knowledge and progress ever closer to a more informed world. Can anyone venture a guess at the first book to ever be translated into English? If you guessed the Christian Bible, you’re right. Not only … Continue reading World Translation Day!
Review: Last year, I got and read the first issue of this short run and reviewed it here. I didn’t know at the time that it would be a short run, but Marvel cancelled it a few months ago, which is disappointing. Along with the groundbreaking nature of the comic, it was a really good story and characters that I wish I could get to know … Continue reading Black Panther: World of Wakanda Volume 1
The pill was something I took for granted for years. I even scorned it in favor of other forms of contraception available today. The IUD is a glorious thing and my personal favorite option. BUT the pill was the one that started it all. We would be stuck with abstinence and sterilization and the off chance a guy is willing to wear a condom without … Continue reading World Contraception Day!
Review: Given the extensive history of Gloria Steinem and feminism and how renowned her work is, you kinda have to go in knowing that it’s going to be fantastic. Even if I had my doubts, they were assauged by my first foray into Steinem’s work when I read Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions about two years ago. She mentions in the introduction to the book that she … Continue reading Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem
Review: I read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore some years ago, so I was familiar with the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, and his proclivities and motivations, but this book goes beyond the creation of Wonder Woman and brings us a full history of her legacy. It dives deeper into the way that Wonder Woman has been received by the masses and … Continue reading Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley
Here’s the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday: September 12: Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want! I decided to do it on books that I reviewed for my first blog, Create Parity. … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books from my first blog
Review: I have to admit, I love the idea of finding yourself by going back to the place that your parents fled. While that may not have been the actual reason for Wang to go back to China, it certainly seemed to be what she got out of it. I listened to the audiobook, read by Emily Woo Zeller, who’s voice was familiar from when I … Continue reading Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China by Val Wang