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The 8 Definitive Books On Feminism And Its Struggle

Understand the history (and future) of the movement.

How did it start? How and why did women suddenly decide to move from the role of housewives and homemakers to seemingly unsuitable roles such as police officer or congresswoman? What was the result?

The feminist movement’s ideals, which outcomes are still controversial to this day, are an example of seemingly ludicrous ideas triumphing at the end against impossible odds and a true case of study on ideologies. Learn about what drove this revolution and what is next with these books.

#1 So Here I Am: Speeches by great women to empower and inspire by Anna Russell

 

So Here I Am: Speeches by great women to empower and inspire by Anna Russell
So Here I Am: Speeches by great women to empower and inspire by Anna Russell

Book recommendation by White Lion Publishing from The Quarto Group

Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation. So Here I Am is about women at the forefront of change – within politics, science, human rights and media; discussing everything from free love, anti-war, scientific discoveries, race, gender and women’s rights. With powerful illustrations from Camila Pinheiro, this anthology of outspoken women throughout history is essential reading for anyone who believes that change is not only possible, it is necessary.

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#2 Girl, Arise! by Claire Swinarski

 

Girl, Arise! by Claire Swinarski
Girl, Arise! by Claire Swinarski

Book recommendation by Jennifer Vilcan from The Melancholic Momma

Written by the woman who started The Catholic Feminist podcast, this book discusses how feminism and Catholicism can coincide. Swinarski discusses how Jesus was the first feminist in that he chose to be friends and teach women in a time when this was not culturally normal. By doing so, he sets an example for every Christian to uphold of the dignity, beauty, and active role of women in the Church. She further discusses different faith filled women who broke the mold of the their traditional roles in order to further the mission of the Church. If you’ve ever wondered about how a Catholic or Christian can be a feminist, this is the book for you!

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#3 Belladonna Magic by Christine Sloan Stoddard

 

Belladonna Magic by Christine Sloan Stoddard
Belladonna Magic by Christine Sloan Stoddard

Book recommendation by Christine Sloan Stoddard from Quail Bell Magazine

Belladonna Magic is an invitation and an offering to all women. Step out of your nest and out of your cave. Come to the gully. Stand in that halo of light beneath the 300-year-old sycamore and close your eyes. Can you feel the sun warm your eyelids? Good. Then you’ve found the perfect spot. Let us recite the words together. All the spells and stories we need today are in this book. They even have photographs to go with them.

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#4 The Queen of My Self by Donna Henes

 

The Queen of My Self by Donna Henes
The Queen of My Self by Donna Henes

Book recommendation by Sarah Reynolds from https://mamadonnahenes.godaddysites.com/queen-of-myself

In The Queen of My Self, Donna Henes proposes a completely original paradigm — that of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achieved wisdom, mastery, and self-esteem — that reflects more accurately the realities and needs of women today. The Queen of Myself draws on history, mythology, and literature, my own life experience, as well as stories from women in many different societies, situations and stations to provide upbeat, practical, and ceremonial inspiration for all women who want to enjoy the fruits of an influential, passionate, and powerful maturity.

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#5 I’m Saying No! by Beverly Engel

 

I'm Saying No! by Beverly Engel
I’m Saying No! by Beverly Engel

Book recommendation by Beverly Engel from Beverly Engel

Beverly Engel’s I’M SAYING NO! serves as an empowering guide for women as they learn to own their “No!” Beverly empowers readers to stand up against sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual pressure, while equipping them with practical tools to do so. The author pulls from her three decades of experience as a licensed psychotherapist and advocate for victims to help women both build their courage and find their voice. Through well-researched explanations, real-life stories from clients, and helpful guides, Engel builds on the momentum of #MeToo and #TimesUp by encouraging readers to speak out.

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#6 Natir Whitebridge -A Grain of Respect by Ameel Koro

 

Natir Whitebridge -A Grain of Respect by Ameel Koro
Natir Whitebridge -A Grain of Respect by Ameel Koro

Book recommendation by Ameel Koro

“The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek.”

— Joseph Campbell.

In this book, Natir begins her adventure as a badly violated young woman reeling beneath chains of slavery, years of abuse, and a primal society oppressive to women. For women to be seen as persons is a rarity in her world, and to be treated with the respect of an equal is unheard of.

Natir’s fear of cheap forfeit of her life and the life of her child, in the footsteps of what happened to her mother, is the fabric of her nightmares. It is weighing her down to the limits of self-worth denial and stands barrier in the way of becoming the entity she was destined to be.

But it was her chance encounter with Alfred, a strange and cruel man who saw in Natir much more than she seems to be, is what’s about to change all of that.

His attempts to unleash Natir and forcing her to embrace her full potentials will end up sending her down a very thorny path packed with danger, deadly conspiracies, and horrible events, until the moment finally come when Natir stand her ground in he face of her gravest fear, and suffer the terrible price she had to pay to achieve her recognition as a person, as a woman, and an equal.”

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#7 THE PLASTIC SEED by Maisie Porter

 

THE PLASTIC SEED by Maisie Porter
THE PLASTIC SEED by Maisie Porter

Book recommendation by Maisie Porter from @maisieporterinstagram

The book The Plastic Seed is an environmental thriller that explores the hypocrisy of some aspects of the philosophy of wellness. This novella features a strong female character who overcomes many trials to become even stronger. The book is part satire of the human potential movement, and sincere testimony to the ability of humans to face facts when given no choice.

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#8 Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks

 

Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks
Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks

Book recommendation by Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

This book by bell hooks delves deep into the concepts of sexuality, gender, and society at large. It discusses feminism as being a common-sense concept, explaining how everyone should strive for equality and respect. hook considers important issues such as race, reproductive health and work, inviting readers to create discussions around these issues to get people thinking. It’s a relatable read that simply advocates for everyone to be treated fairly.

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Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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