Margaret Atwood, author of "The Handmaid's Tale," discusses her book during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times) Hulu ’s upcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has everyone seeing red.
edited and with additions by Jone Johnson Lewis "The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive." - Betty Friedan. The Feminine Mystique is remembered as the book that “started” the women's movement and 1960s feminism in the United States.
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (1949) To ask what influence this book had on gender politics is akin to wondering what the sun ever did for the earth. The answer? Everything. Today, The Second Sex is still hailed as the mothership of feminist philosophy.
Feminist and social activist bell hooks shows how feminism isn't about divisions, but is a blueprint of a political movement for everybody. Feminist and social activist bell hooks shows how feminism isn't about divisions, but is a blueprint of a political movement for everybody.
The Female Eunuch is a 1970 book by Germaine Greer that became an international bestseller and an important text in the feminist movement. Greer's thesis is that the "traditional" suburban, consumerist, nuclear family represses women sexually, and that this devitalises them, rendering them eunuchs.
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of woman, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country, built on the very arguments which you use to justify the oppression of woman–prescription.
Fear of Flying is a 1973 novel by Erica Jong, which became famously controversial for its portrayal of female sexuality, figured in the development of second-wave feminism. The novel is written in the first person: narrated by its protagonist, Isadora Zelda White Stollerman Wing, a 29-year-old poet who has published two books of poetry.
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color is a feminist anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa. First published in 1981 by Persephone Press, the second edition was published in 1983 by Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.
The Vagina Monologues has been criticized by some within the feminist movement, including pro-sex feminists and individualist feminists. Sex-positive feminist Betty Dodson, author of several books about female sexuality, saw the play as having a narrow and restrictive view of sexuality.
The Golden Notebook is one of those books you know you should read but need a good reason to start. So all I can say is, thank goodness for International Women’s Day! For six weeks, Doris Lessing took me and the other members of my book club back to 1950s London. Pervasive drabness, casual sexism and unglamorous Marxism; it was all there.
Ain't I a woman: Black women and feminism (p. 196). Boston, Massachusetts: South End Press. In examining the title of Hooks’ work Ain’t I a Woman? , it acts as talking back to or paying homage to Sojourner Truth’s speech, which radiates throughout Hooks text.
Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order: free of war, conflict, and domination.
The Women's Room is the debut novel by American feminist author Marilyn French, published in 1977. It launched French as a major participant in the Feminist Movement and, while French states it is not autobiographical, the book reflects many autobiographical elements.
But nonetheless, "Fat is a Feminist Issue" remains a keystone in the history of the way bodies have been constructed in American culture. It is surprising, but Orbach was the first to bring a psychoanalytic view of the body to mainstream American culture through this book.
Any black woman not awaken politically to the American society and how black women must navigate it, then the words, statistics, and examples used by Harris to explain the crook room (destructive, inhibiting stereotypes) that black women live in America will go over your head.
She is the author of three books, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (now in second edition), Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, and Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism.
SCUM Manifesto is a radical feminist manifesto by Valerie Solanas, published in 1967. It argues that men have ruined the world, and that it is up to women to fix it. To achieve this goal, it suggests the formation of SCUM, an organization dedicated to overthrowing society and eliminating the male sex.
In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist hub--from the dissolution of riot grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women's hawking of young girls' imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe and Naomi Wolf--and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder.
Feminist Theory established bell hooks as one of international feminism's most challenging and influential voices. This edition includes a new preface by the author, reflecting on the book's impact and the development of her ideas since it was first published.
At the premiere of the original Stepford Wives in 1975, the film's director Bryan Forbes was assaulted with an umbrella by a woman he described as a "militant libber". It is unlikely that this will happen to Frank Oz, who directed the glossy re-make.
Combining feminist ideals with utopian visions of a future society based on principles of community and equality, Piercy imagined a post-apocalyptic world that established Woman on the Edge of Time as an early feminist innovation in the traditionally male genre of dystopian fiction.
I Call Myself a Feminist is an incredible book! Twenty-five personal essays from women under the age of thirty discussing why they're feminists, and what feminism means to them, with quotes, speeches, and extracts from books throughout from public figures, celebrities and authors.
For 2015, I picked out 15 books that each give a vibrant take on feminism. That's the 360-degree view of feminism — not just for the academic or the political or the reluctant ones. The stuff that's in these pages is what's going to keep the conversations lively, and keep feminism at the forefront of everyone's minds in the year to come.
The Amelia Bloomer Project is an annual book list published by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table for the purpose of honoring children's books with feminist themes. The name of the list refers to the pioneering 19th-century American feminist and journalist, Amelia Bloomer.
Kindred is an example of fiction by and about female women of color. The narrative serves to show the complexities surrounding issues that affect women of color. Slavery, power, community and motherhood are all themes from the book and are dealt with in nuanced and careful prose.