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Recommended feminist reads?

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CaptainBrickbeard Sun 03-Dec-17 11:55:07

I have always been a really avid reader but in recent years the pressures of work and small children combined with the temptation of mindless browsing on my phone of an evening means I only ever open a book on holiday. DH and I are going to have a reading evening weekly in the new year and I'd really like to read some thought-provoking and significant feminist literature. Reading discussions on here and the current threat to women's rights makes me want to be as informed and aware as possible!

Copperkettles Sun 03-Dec-17 12:23:46

I'm currently reading Rebecca Solnit's 'Men explain things to me and other essays'.

It's fantastic. Very readable and not overly long. I'd highly recommend it.

CaptainBrickbeard Sun 03-Dec-17 13:05:36

Thanks! I'll look it up.

hackmum Sun 03-Dec-17 14:48:16

You can't go wrong with the classics - Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch and Kate Millett's Sexual Politics, for starters. Oh, and A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollestonecraft.

I agree about the Rebecca Solnit book.

Thermostatpolice Sun 03-Dec-17 18:55:40

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf - another classic.

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