6 Books All Young Feminists Need to Read ASAP
Why is Feminism important? Well, because women are important. However, women have not always been treated as important. Real feminism aims to address inequality by navigating a path to equality for all genders and ethnicities. There is never a better time than right now to get started building your feminist reading list. In no particular order, here are our suggestions:
Women, Race and Class by Angela Y. Davis
Dismantle the patriarchy. Dismantle classism. Be intersectional with this book. Feminism should come in more than just white. Expand your feminist radar with this powerful dialogue from a powerful woman. Learn from Davis; she is the hero we need right now, and she has been doing the hard work for so long.
Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West
Lindy West was a fabulous as a writer at Jezebel. Now, she is blessing us with a wonderful book to help us be proud, cool, and unapologetic feminists.
Feminism Is for Everybody by Bell Hooks
It’s time to dive head first into feminist theory. Bell breaks it down for us to show us how applying the tenets of feminism across our society would greatly improve the lives of literally everyone.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Lorde is here to save us all. She is a strong, powerful, black, lesbian here to educate us with her deep and thoughtful essays and speeches.
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
This memoir has it all. Join Mock on her journey that includes her experiences of being poor and multicultural in addition to transitioning as a teenager.
This Bridge Called My Back edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Want to understand more about the history of feminism? This is a great place to start. When it was published, this collection of writings helped jumpstart the third wave of feminism. This is a must-read.
There’s never a time better than now to begin deepening your understanding of feminism, its history, and how it effects your life everyday. Here’s a list to get you started. Enjoy!
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