Anthologies of the Women Who Paved the Way

Over the years of writing this blog, I've particularly enjoyed reading about the amazing women who have come before me to change the world they lived in so that it could become the one that I was born into. We still have a long way to go for the women who come after us, but … Continue reading Anthologies of the Women Who Paved the Way

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Rad Women Worldwide

I read Rad American Women a while back and had been intending to read this ever since. As with the first book, this is a phenomenal list of women doing great work to improve the lives of women everywhere.  The compilation of women is a little unexpected, but in a good way. There are heads … Continue reading Rad Women Worldwide

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

Looking back at Ruth

Given the small size of the book of Ruth, it only took one post to do the whole thing and to have a little reflection, which is below with some changes. The original post that has chapter breakdowns is available here. Notable Women Naomi - Ruth's mother in law who she is determined to care … Continue reading Looking back at Ruth

Looking back at Judges

Judges is about the downward spiral of Israel before their monarchy begins. It starts off like they might just make it passed some hiccups but even the judges themselves become progressively worse. Notable Women Deborah, obviously. She is one of the better known women of the Bible. The whole of chapter five is a song … Continue reading Looking back at Judges

Looking back at Exodus

This isn't quite the story that I had remembered hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and even those stories … Continue reading Looking back at Exodus

Looking back at Genesis

Having finished reading and blogging on Genesis, I'd like to share some notes.

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

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

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