Womens Studies

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.

The Forgotten Girls: A Memoir of Friendship and Lost Promise in Rural America
The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America
On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good
Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies
Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It
Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction
A Life of One's Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line (Feminist History Book for Adults)
Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes
Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
Someone Other Than a Mother: Flipping the Scripts on a Woman's Purpose and Making Meaning beyond Motherhood
What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal
The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
The Feminine Mystique
The Second Sex
We Should All Be Feminists
Women Who Run With the Wolves
The Beauty Myth
Bad Feminist
A Room of One’s Own
The V Girl: a Coming of Age Story
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryKatherine by Anya SetonForever Amber by Kathleen WinsorGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Best Books About Mistresses
445 books — 727 voters

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette WintersonFun Home by Alison BechdelTwo or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy AllisonZami by Audre LordeLeaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren  Hough
Lesbian Memoirs
275 books — 115 voters
1776 by David McCulloughBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinJohn Adams by David McCulloughAlexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
U.S. History Reading List
426 books — 126 voters

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
We elicit the Wildish Self through specific questions and through examining tales, legends, and mythos. Most times we are able, over time, to find the guiding myth or fairy tale that contains all the instruction a woman needs for her current psychic development. These stories comprise a woman's soul drama. ...more
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

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.
Aurin Squire

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Women @ MGM Book Club - East Coast We will be choosing books, both fiction and non-fiction, that highlight issues women have faced …more
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Equaliterary Book Club This is a book club for the Women's Equality Party Liverpool Branch but we are open and excited …more
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doe. Share (in an intimate group) your favorite reads. Emphasis on female authors and subjects.
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