Gifts for young female feminists?

(9 Posts)
Darkesteyes Wed 28-Nov-12 00:09:17

DN has read the first 12 Morganville books. And is now not going to be able to read the final 3.

Darkesteyes Wed 28-Nov-12 00:07:56

My DN has been banned from reading "vampire books or any books of that nature" DBs words because him and his ex and the stepfather think they are part of what is "messing her head up"
She has also been forbidden from listening to certain bands and banned from having a mobile phone. Shes 17. Its fucking ridiculous.

WithTheDude Tue 27-Nov-12 14:39:54

Kat Banyard's Equality Illusion is pretty good for this age group.

These are all good too:

Judy Blume's Forever

Meg Cabot’s Missing and Mediator series as well as All-American Girls

Trudi Canavan’s Black Magician’s Trilogy

Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series

Alison Croggon’s The Books of Pellinor series

Ursula Le Guin’s EarthSea Quartet

Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle

Susan Terris' Nell's Quilt

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire series

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Dorothy Sayer’s Gaudy Night

There was a thread a few years ago in Feminist Book Club called "Books every teenage girl should read".

Thanks for all the recommendations smile

I don't want to get her something to do with sex, just something to do with the female sex - all the books proposed cover sex and sexuality as part of womanhood in a mysognist culture. There's so much negative influence directed at her with the media available I want to introduce her to different thinking.

YerMaw1989 Tue 27-Nov-12 10:23:58

Why do you want to get her something to do with sex? confused

I'm sure there are better (less mortifying) things to buy your daughter.

FastidiaBlueberry Mon 26-Nov-12 20:33:49

One of my friends read Jill Tweedie's "In the Name of Love" when she was 14 and she said it completely immunised her against the pressures of romance, happy ever after, martyrdom, losing yourself in love etc. - all the things women are groomed to do.

msrisotto Mon 26-Nov-12 18:28:31

Living dolls by Natasha Walter.

vamosbebe Mon 26-Nov-12 16:09:07

Shirley Conran's 'Lace' (recently re-ruplished). I read it when I was 13/14, I made my Grandma splutter and blush when I asked if I could borrow her copy of 'Lace 2'.

I'm looking for some book/gift recommendations for an almost 15 year old.

Anything to get her away from the shite that is Twilight.hmm I've had quite a few discussions about sex recently with her around the notion that PIV sex has lots of risks for women but that there are other types of sex.

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