Peer Marriage, Opting Out, and the revolution at home

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

World Contraception Day!

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!

Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem

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

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

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

TTT: Top Ten Books from my first blog

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

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