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Book on sexism/feminism

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radiobedhead Wed 17-Dec-14 19:42:56

Any suggestions please? A starter book, I suppose, a summary of all those brilliant studies that prove sexist jokes are harmful, that explains what feminism means, how sexism is still so prevalent.... Looking for something to give to a teen.


EBearhug Wed 17-Dec-14 22:01:59

* Everyday Sexism (there's a book as well as the website/twitter feed.)
* The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard.
* If they're an older teen, then Cordelia Fine's Delusions of Gender, but it might be a bit much if they're only just 13 rather than 19.

Actually, there's loads out there at the moment (feminism is fashionable just now, which I suppose means it will become unfashionable soon enough.)

radiobedhead Wed 17-Dec-14 23:09:57

Thank you that is really helpful! Might buy them for myself too. smile

MN164 Fri 19-Dec-14 08:07:18

Ditto on Everyday Sexism. Also, Laura Bates does do lectures and makes the case for women very well. Hearing it in person had a transformational effect on me. You can find her presentation on youtube too (but it's not the same as being there!).

Badonna Fri 19-Dec-14 11:19:15

I love Gail Dines and her lectures on YouTube. I kind of worship her.

I would suggest anything by Andrea Dworkin for reading, particularly Right Wing Women.

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