I did lots of Women’s Studies classes in College, but I also read a lot of books on feminism, gender and women’s issues outside of the syllabus – and I’ve continued to read and gather books that relate to these topics. Now that I have a daughter to raise, my interest has been revived and I am looking back over my feminist reading history as well as planning my feminist reading future. Here are some of the books I’ve read – and haven’t – that I think are worth checking out!
Books I’ve read and recommend:
Cunt – Inga Muscio
Full Frontal Feminism – Jessica Valenti
Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers – The Guerrilla Girls
Books I haven’t read yet but have heard great things about:
Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud – Anne Helen Petersen
Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O’Toole
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights – Katha Pollitt
Here We Are – Kelly Jensen, Ed.
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read any of these books and loved them or think there were better ones that should have been on this list instead. I’d also love to hear which feminist and gender studies books you loved and would recommend!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week TTT has a different topic, and everyone who links up has to create a link of ten items that fit that topic. To see past and upcoming topics, go here.