We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adapted from her recent Ted Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her self-discovery as a Nigerian feminist and the stigma associated with the controversial topic. Faced with a unique form of gender discrimination having grown up in Nigeria, Chimamanda's lecture touches on the internalized sexism faced day-to-day, and the method in which it becomes ingrained in society. Her perspective and observations first-hand in how she is addressed, ignored, and disrespected offers much insight for those new to feminism, or unfamiliar with its intersectionality.

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$8.95
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore

What do lie detectors, Margaret Sanger, and a strange yet functional ménage á trois have in common? Each is part of The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, $29.95). As expertly presented by Harvard historian and The New Yorker writer, Jill Lepore, this account centers on William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), a psychologist and developer of the lie detector, a crank and a charmer, who, by the mid-1930s had lost progressively less distinguished university positions, been fired as a consultant, and gone broke in the 1929 crash. Only a superhero could save him, and with Wonder Woman, his future was assured. Marston saw his Amazonian vision into print in 1941; though he declared that the comic was part of “a great movement underway, the growth in the power of women,” his feminism, like much else about him, was sketchy. With many talented women comic artists to choose from, he worked with a man. Meanwhile, his wife supported him through extended unemployment and his mistress—Margaret Sanger’s niece—stayed home with his children, her own and those of Mrs. Marston; all lived under one roof. The biography is sensational, but Lepore deftly integrates it into her chronicle of comics and the controversies that rose with their popularity, as well as her insightful tracing of 20th-century feminism, from the 1910s and woman suffrage to the 1970s, MS magazine, and Wonder Woman’s bold leap to TV.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780385354042
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780804173407
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2015

The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things - Anna Holmes, Kate Harding, Amanda Hess

Packed with pop culture, feminist history, and a lot of good humored snark, The Book of Jezebel (Grand Central, $27) is an excellent companion to the popular website Jezebel.com. Want to know about Bella Abzug, Planned Parenthood, or Zits? The information is right here. We dare you to find better entries for Tube Tops, Sheryl Sandberg, or Xena, Warrior Princess. Nothing is sacred, and Lady Gaga shares the page with Gaia, Gardasil, and Indira Gandhi. With witty illustrations and photographs throughout, this encyclopedia, edited by Jezebel founder Anna Holmes, is the perfect gift for ladies of all ages.

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By Anna Holmes (Editor), Kate Harding (With), Amanda Hess (With)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455502806
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 22nd, 2013

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