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.

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What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal
Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
The Apology
What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
You Have the Right to Remain Fat
Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back)
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt
13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do: Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy
Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto
The Handmaid's Tale
The Feminine Mystique
The Second Sex
The Beauty Myth
The V Girl
We Should All Be Feminists
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
A Room of One's Own
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Funny Women Memoirs
328 books — 1,482 voters

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Radical Feminist Texts
268 books — 52 voters
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157 books — 66 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
1,994 books — 2,940 voters
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Contemporary Black Women's Literature
284 books — 171 voters

Trista Hendren
Women HAVE a history that has been systematically suppressed. Our collective spirituality has largely been tainted to fit the needs of men and those in power. This has a profound effect on the self-esteem of girls and the women they become. This influence can be seen in their life choices, partners and financial security for the rest of their lives. It also has an effect on the way their future partners will view them - and ultimately treat them. Our girls deserve better. The time to introduce f ...more
Trista Hendren

Misogyny was born of fear of women. It spawned the ideology of male superiority. But this was ideology, not statement of fact; as such, it could not be confirmed, but was open to constant doubt. Male status was not immutable. Myths of matriarchies and Amazons societies showed female dominance. Three of the eleven extant comedies of Aristophanes show women in successful opposition to men. ... These were the nightmares of victors: that someday the vanquished would arise and treat their ex-masters ...more
Sarah B. Ponderous

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