ok, so what novels do you recommend? I'm in the US so have a different selection of books available to me, but getting increasingly weary of the same old stuff.
watching dd watch Barbie earlier - so the Barbie fairy saves the day, BUT the male fairies/merpeople were darker skinned than the females, just to make sure that the wimmin look more delicate, I'm sure!
I'm getting ridiculously hard to please, these days
'Woman on the edge of Time" Marge Piercy - a bit Utopian, and specific, BUT a really great novel to devour. Indicates the realm between the outside world and the inside world as experienced.
The Handmaids Tale is standard. For everyone.
Simone de Bouvoir's " Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter" - her first part of her recollections, as a child up to, I think about 21 yo. Quite heavy going in places. I think. "The Second Sex" gets much easier to attach to, IMH male Opinion. Less immediately personal, and so accessible.
Naomi Wolf's Beauty Myth is very good, and a nice, easy read
On the fiction side, anything by Marge Piercy or Margaret Atwood. "Small Changes" chronicles the emergence of Feminism in 1970's America, "City of Darkness" is the French Revolution from a female perspective (both Piercy) "Oryx and Crake" with it's sequel "Year of the Flood" are near-future dystopias, from a male and female point of view respectively. "The Robber Bride" examines woman's position in society through several different female archetypes (Atwood)