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

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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

Glass ceilings, cliffs, and basements

Just in case anyone uncertain about these terms, these "glass" structures are the invisible, barely perceptible, seemingly immovable structures that keep people from reaching their full potential in the job market or public sector. Last year, Hillary Clinton was pushed hard off the glass cliff that is the US presidency and we ended up with … Continue reading Glass ceilings, cliffs, and basements

Free will, self determination, identity politics, and God

The idea of these four things or concepts don't always seem to go together but between a sermon I heard the other day and knowing a little about what's going on in my denomination of Christianity and this project to read and blog through the whole Bible, I'm feeling a little lost. I've been trying … Continue reading Free will, self determination, identity politics, and God

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Review:  Sex Object is not at all the book I thought it was going to be but I'm not entirely sure what I expected either. I had read Valenti's book Full Frontal Feminism a while back and had a sense of her style of feminism and that how she feels about the way women relate to men. … Continue reading Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books from my first blog