FF- Books about women’s issues

In the current climate of increased activism and political stress by so many, there are a few important things to remember. It can be changed I know that it can be changed because it has changed before It doesn’t take long to normalize the changes that I have benefited from Things I have benefited from may negatively impact someone else People work every day to … Continue reading FF- Books about women’s issues

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of the Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Review: A compelling book about the herstory and current state of being a single woman in the US. Some new information for me, but also referenced some books I’ve read before! This was my new Letter A for Litsy A to Z once I realized I need to change it. In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century … Continue reading All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of the Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Review: This book is everything. It’s been slow going to figure out how to review it or just talk about it. It just has everything in here from systemic issues in government and society to systemic issues within feminism itself. Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged … Continue reading Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

Review: I might have fallen in love with Robinson a little bit while listening to her read this amazing audiobook. I’m sure reading it for myself would have been fun but the audio was SO GOOD. It’s definitely the way to go. A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson Being … Continue reading You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

I’ve done a few posts throughout the year that have mentioned books that I still haven’t gotten around to. They’re my priority for the rest of the year, along with finishing my reading challenges. Still, there are one or two more that I look forward to more. I’m going to split them up between comics and books (fiction and nonfiction) but you’ve probably seen most … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Beginning Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, no really this time

I’ve had this book listed on my “Currently Reading” list for a while on both Goodreads and BookLikes but I wasn’t actually reading it. I started off with the intention of reading and blogging about each article as I came to it and reading through slowly, like the way I’m doing the Bible reading every week. But then I didn’t. I let it stagnate in … Continue reading Beginning Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, no really this time

Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

 Today, while it is generally considered to be offensive or prejudiced to openly discriminate against someone for being female, discriminating against someone’s femininity is still considered fair game. Continue reading Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune

Review: This book is a needed reminder that the people who live under the rule of fundamentalists don’t get near the support they need. They are the first line of defense against fundamentalism, the first people who suffer on account of it and the last to be freed from its horrors. These are the people this book is about. It is their fight and their struggle … Continue reading Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune

Quote of the Week – from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

 In fact, the two Far Rights—the Western one and the Muslim one—play off each other. As Jeanne Favret-Saada wrote in the wake of the Innocence of Muslims conflagration, “On one side we have cowardly networks of so-called defenders of the West who manufacture a provocation . . . and make terroristic use of freedom of expression, and on the other side Muslim fundamentalist commandoes . … Continue reading Quote of the Week – from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

TBT – A Room of One’s Own

I’ll be honest, this one confused me a little as I was reading it. It is the only work of Virginia Woolf’s that I have read and I love her point. I understand what was revolutionary about it and I couldn’t agree more about her assessment on the need for a room of my own in the sense that she means it. Really, this is … Continue reading TBT – A Room of One’s Own