Books about feminism

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Feminism is not necessarily anti-male, it is a movement in opposition to unyielding sexism in patriarchal cultures. Here are some books about feminism

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In this book the award winning author of Americana, presents a theory of feminism based on inclusion and awareness and knowledge. She speaks of what it means to be a feminist in today’s world and while she is discussing this rather serious topic, makes us laugh at some of the humiliations women deal with every day.

Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings by Joanna Brooks and Rachel Hunt Steenblik

This fundamental work based on Mormon feminist movement talks of the movement’s origin and history, its development and it’s standing in today’s world. The book is a truthful and deferential documentation of Mormon feminism.

Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti

In this book, author Jessica Valenti, founder of the popular website,, gives an all encompassing view of feminism. The book opens up a smart and positive perspective on feminism. It talks about a variety of topics as reproductive rights, aggression and abuse, fitness, education, society and its stereotypes etc.

You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent

This book tells you what it means to be a feminist and how people are marked if they associate themselves with the ideology in public. You need to be proud of being a feminist! The book is witty and hilarious, at the same time it portrays the author’s sincere narrations of the hardships one has to face as a feminist.

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

This is an extraordinary story of a Hispanic girl, Esperanza Cordero. Written in form of short anecdotes this book tells the story of a young girl of Latin origin growing up in Chicago. The book speaks of the shattering of dreams and fury that a young girl faces growing up and how this makes her into a better individual.

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Inspired by the cross-country adventure drives from her childhood, taken by her family, Gloria adopted her on the road point of view. The author is one of the most observant and perceptive storyteller of our times. A life span dedicated to the exploration of the road taught Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people. According to her to understand people one needs to understand the circumstances.

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

In this book the author helps women to reconnect with the power and the force that exist within each one of them. It talks of the psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul. How one needs to reconnect with ones inner self and understand the mysteries and magic of feminism. In the book the author uses a lot of stories, mythological tales and legends.

Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy

In this book the author is extremely critical of feminism and stereotypes attached to it. She is of the opinion that women do need to be masculine or assume men’s roles to be feminists. This book is a refreshing outlook on feminism where the author recommends that women stay in their traditional roles and be assertive and create a place for themselves, and that according to her is true feminism

Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

In this book the author tries to explain that feminism is for everyone and it means a promise of positive and secure life without oppression and abuse. The author has a very direct and engaging style of writing.

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