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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Ladyparts
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The Women's March: A Novel of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession
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Abolition. Feminism. Now.
The Women's March: A Novel of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession
Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies
Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World
The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt
Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism
Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes
Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber
Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman
Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption
Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women
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Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
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Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture
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: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
The Beauty Myth
The V Girl: A Coming Of Age Story
A Room of One's Own
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
Bad Feminist
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Awesome Women of the Ancient World
389 books — 925 voters
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Lesbian Memoirs
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Bisexuality EXISTS!
371 books — 148 voters
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Early Feminists
181 books — 71 voters


Sarah B. Pomeroy
The story of women in antiquity should be told now, not only because it is a legitimate aspect of social history, but because the past illuminates contemporary problems in relationships between men and women. ... It is most significant to note the consistency with which some attitudes toward women and the roles women play in Western society have endured through the centuries.
Sarah B. Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

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
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