Women’s Studies

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Illuminating and uplifting, I Am a Girl from Africa is a must-read.

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“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”

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“In 1883, English intellectual Francis Galton coined the term eugenics (meaning ‘wellborn’) to advocate a selective breeding program among humans.”

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The Empathy Diaries should be required reading for men who care about the emotional landscape of women and the health of their own feminine side.”

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In just 170 pages Isabel Allende manages to write a humorous memoir, an homage to her family, all of whom seem to have walked off the pages of her delicious novels, and a feminist plea for women’s

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In 2017, at 28 years of age Gabrielle Korn was the youngest Editor-in-Chief of an independent international digital publication called Nylon; she knew herself to be “younger and gayer than

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Koa Beck’s book, White Feminism: From Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind, comes with a rather double- or even triple-edged endorsement from Gloria Steinem; “Don’t judge

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“The Women’s History of the Modern World revolves around certain women heroes, ‘every one in search of an identity, a new life, and a means to throw off the chains

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Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque starts with a mother’s “Once Upon a Time” folkloric Afghan fable for her son about a magical lamp that will grant his wishes.

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Sylvia Plath wrote some of the best poetry of the 20th century, but her work gets less attention than the way she died. So argues Heather Clark.

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Debora L. Spar’s new book, Work Mate Marry Love, appears urgent and timely.

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Vanguard serves both as a tocsin and an inspiring map forward if we are to protect voting rights for all.”

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Carol Hay notes in her preface the current buzz of conversation around feminism, crediting the #MeToo movement with “laying bare the elephant in the room, skeletons burst from closets, dirty laundr

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“Lenz deftly skewers all of the stereotypes around pregnancy and motherhood in her wonderful, must-read Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women.

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They Didn’t See Us Coming is a working guide on how to create social change.”

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“Greed and avarice aside, this is certainly a cautionary tale, reminding us all that one must still do one's due diligence and not necessarily depend on someone’s word and ostensible good w

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People never disappoint, at least in terms of how complicated their lives are and what they might reveal if we listen closely enough.

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On June 1, 1943, Germans “pacified” the Polish village of Sochy. Anna Janko’s mother was orphaned. Sochy had “eighty-eight houses, most with thatched roofs. Two or three made of stone.

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In her Introduction Helen Lewis defines what “difficult” means when applied to the feminist pioneers whose struggles she reviews and admires.

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Katie Roiphe is noted for her trenchant and often controversial views on all things feminist.

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Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual

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“These women were heroes in every sense of the word and for more reasons than one.”

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“a well-researched, interesting and enjoyable biography of someone who really should be in the pantheon of feminist heroes . . .”

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