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Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores politics, society and history from an intersectional, multicultural women's perspective. It critiques and explores societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities.

See also gender studies.

Most Read This Week Tagged "Womens Studies"

We Should All Be Feminists
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
Nasty Women
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... and Why
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness
You Don't Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism
Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes
Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
In the Body of the World
NPR American Chronicles: Women's Equality
American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating
Girl Land
Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World
Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism (Guardian Shorts)
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Lean Out
Queen of the Fall: A Memoir of Girls and Goddesses
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween
The Ministry of Thin
Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself
Rita Moreno: A Memoir
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Servants of the Goddess: The Modern-Day Devadasis
The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things
If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story
I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet
Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood
Capital Dames: the Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century
Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on Terror
Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power
The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club
Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism
The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein
Women Will Save the World
Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work
Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
The Woman Reader
The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners: The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants
Feminist Activity Book
Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin
Womanthology: Heroic
The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights
Living a Feminist Life
The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice

Catharine A. MacKinnon
In other words, for purposes of sex discrimination law, to be a woman means either to be like a man or like a lady. We have to meet either the male standard for males or the male standard for females.
Catharine A. MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law

When female stories are muted, we are teaching our kids that their dignity is second class and the historical accounts of their lives [are] less relevant. This lowered value carries over when women face sexual objectification and systemic brutalization from inside and outside the community.
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