Category Archives: feminist reads

Women Writers Reading: Angélique Jamail reads Erika Johansen

I often tell my students, especially my seniors, that they need to make the world a better place. They smile, they nod, they agree. They contemplate ways in which they might do that. I’m not being flippant when I charge … Continue reading

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Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism by Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia captures all her best provocations, smoke bombs, and sturdy anti-establishmentarianism in this collection of essays, opening with excerpts from her hefty and admittedly groundbreaking Sexual Personae (1990) and ending with recent publications on Salon.com affirming her stance on … Continue reading

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Divided We Stand, by Marjorie J. Spruill

Depending on how you look at it, feminism has either become more acceptable and mainstream, or it continues to be perceived by most young women as a radical dogma that requires one to forego personal grooming and to revile men. … Continue reading

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Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han

 Take a deep breath before you dive into Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong, because this brilliant collection will pull you in from the very first story and hold you there until the end. Han’s collection was a 2015 finalist … Continue reading

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Monsters: A Love Story by Liz Kay

I study monstrous women (exhibit A: my dissertation on Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance), so a book called Monsters: A Love Story shoots to the top of my must-read list. I had the initial impression that this would be … Continue reading

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Fall Reading Roundup

It’s that time of year: the new semester is upon us. Here are some books to add to your syllabi, that stack on your nightstand, or recommend to friends. Feminism, Culture, and How to Live in the World Memoir and … Continue reading

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