Monthly Archives: July 2015

Good for You, Not for Me #AmySaysYesPlease

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Or: Why Feminism Needs to Be Mainstream, Reason #147. I just dropped my daughter off for the first day at her new preschool. I realize it’s summer, which may amplify the immediate clutch of guilt, worry, shame, and deep ambivalence … Continue reading

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Women Writers Reading: Kali VanBaale reads Celeste Ng

We are pleased, excited, and all sorts of happy to publish the inaugural installment of our new Women Writers Reading feature. Below, Kali VanBaale reviews Celeste Ng’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You (2014), and it’s a doozy. Lydia … Continue reading

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The Feminism of Flavia de Luce

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Since we’ve already discussed the severe gynocentricity of Misty’s bookshelf, it is time to state in her defense that she does occasionally read and enjoy male authors, and she can even read and enjoy male authors writing from the point … Continue reading

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Feminist Reads, Forthcoming: A Lesson in Manners wins Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

We at femmeliterate aren’t much for boasting, but we are much for broadcasting new books when they come on our radar. For this reason we are pleased, proud, and a bit swoony with happiness to announce that Misty’s short-story collection, … Continue reading

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Feminist Reads: The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

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Philippa Gregory is with good reason the undisputed queen of historical fiction–and will remain so until Misty finally gets her novel published–and her latest, The King’s Curse, reminds us why. Previous installments in the series have varied from Gregory’s usually … Continue reading

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New News!

As if the news about Nigeria’s federal ban on female genital mutilation and the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage isn’t joy-making enough, femmeliterate has three new additions to celebrate: The insanely talented and amazing Lauren K. Alleyne, poet, professor, … Continue reading

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