“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
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.
“one of the best books of 2020.”
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.
Debora L. Spar’s new book, Work Mate Marry Love, appears urgent and timely.
“Vanguard serves both as a tocsin and an inspiring map forward if we are to protect voting rights for all.”
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
“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.”
“They Didn’t See Us Coming is a working guide on how to create social change.”
“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
People never disappoint, at least in terms of how complicated their lives are and what they might reveal if we listen closely enough.
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.
In her Introduction Helen Lewis defines what “difficult” means when applied to the feminist pioneers whose struggles she reviews and admires.
Katie Roiphe is noted for her trenchant and often controversial views on all things feminist.
“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
“These women were heroes in every sense of the word and for more reasons than one.”
“a well-researched, interesting and enjoyable biography of someone who really should be in the pantheon of feminist heroes . . .”
Pretty Bitches is an often-hilarious collection of essays by brilliant authors that blow asunder the real meaning of pet names and labels often given to vagina owners.
As humbling as it is to write about Eleanor Roosevelt, her own words best represent her to the world.
“deliciously readable . . .”
Renaissance thinking was not just about making men smarter, more intellectual, and open minded (although who would complain about that happening!).
“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”
“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”
Broadside: A Feminist Review was a “groundbreaking” Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989.