I’m honestly starting to think maybe I should’ve been a Women’s Studies major, but it’s too late for that now – I’ll just continue to spend my Friday nights sipping coffee and reading feminist af type books… It’s all the same, right?
Anyways if you’re at all interested in feminism or maybe you’re a little hesitant to adopt the label but you like the philosophy of gender equality, check out these books! Book club anyone? I do provide snacks…
Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valentini
If you’re new to feminism or hesitant to dive in, this is the book for you. Jessica Valentini is hilarious as she touches on a million different aspects of what it means to be a feminist and why it’s important.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
This is like the ultimate feminist beach read. Yes Please is easy to read, hilarious, and offers down-to-earth advice and words to live by – Also check out Bossypants by Tina Fey and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
This book SPEAKS to me because I’m 100% the girl who raps derogatory, misogynistic lyrics while rocking a “Feminist AF” t-shirt. Feminism is flawed because we as humans are flawed, but Roxane Gay gives me hope that while she dissects the issues of our society today for us, we can become better feminists.
I Am Not A Slut by Leora Tanenbaum
This one is all about slut shaming in an age of technology (an era of sexting, tweeting, and liking). I particularly like this book because Leora Tanenbaum shares actual research as well as personal interviews with teen girls and young women.
We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler
Zeisler takes a unique and super important take on feminism that makes you wonder: What becomes of feminism when granny panties that read “feminist” are no longer trendy? Feminism runs deeper than our pop-culture marketplace; We live in a media landscape overflowing with empowering language, but it offers little in the way of *real* change.