Shuri and Man-eaters

Here are two exciting new series that focus on women! Both are fantastic in really different ways so far and I look forward to keeping track of them over time.  Shuri is the first, even though it came out after. Everyone loved Black Panther's little sister so much on the big screen, so Marvel rolled … Continue reading Shuri and Man-eaters

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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Review: I LOVE this book. I've had a bit of a thing for science and research books about women since I read Delusions of Gender back in 2015.  It's interesting but I know enough to take it with a grain of salt too, like the news. Everything has an angle and I know that's true for these … Continue reading Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

Women Who Run with the Wolves Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Review: I really need to get better about reading the synopses of books before I pick them up. Then again, I'd probably miss out on so many great books that I just love the titles of. This is my last Read Harder book of the year, for task 20, a book with a cover you … Continue reading Women Who Run with the Wolves Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Review: I'd had Headscarves and Hymens on my TBR for a really long time. The title just sounded like something I had to read. It just calls right out the things that need to be talked about within the communities and cultures of the Middle East. It also calls out what the rest of us … Continue reading Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy

the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace

Review:  While the princess saves herself in this one was good, it was nothing like this. This one hit me like a ton of bricks. I reread it three times that day and keep it close. As before, much of the imagery comes from the fairy tales it got it's name from, but there's just … Continue reading the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Review:  I have to admit that the title is what initially caught my attention, as I'm sure it was intended to do. The New Jim Crow presents a compelling case for how the war on drugs, among others things, has created an undercaste in the United States. It sounds a little crazy at first but when … Continue reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

TTT: Ten Top Books I Could Reread Forever

These ten books are not just books that I could reread forever but that I definitely should reread periodically, if not yearly. Most of them have appeared on other TTT posts of mine or lists of other sorts. Some of them were a part of first introducing me to their subjects and others helped refine … Continue reading TTT: Ten Top Books I Could Reread Forever

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Review: A memoir of the body is a really interesting idea. Honestly, it makes me want to write a post or series that does the same thing. I haven't had the same experiences with my body that Gay has, but there are so many ways for the female body to break. In Hunger, Gay begins … Continue reading Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd

Review:  I am totally amazed by this book. At time it reads like a memoir because Lloyd recounts her own experience of commercial sexual exploitation, but it is very much an argument to be made against both the sex industry and the way we handle those in it. It brings about many important questions about … Continue reading Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman

Review: First of all, let me just point out that where the title says "Today's Feminism" they are not actually talking about today. They are talking about 2002, when it was originally published. I had originally thought it was a recent book, mostly because I wasn't paying adequate attention to it and had fallen absolutely … Continue reading Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman