Category: Feminism

In the Darkroom

Picador | May 2, 2017 | 480 pages
Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga has been called "a masterpiece" by Ann Patchett. When the feminist writer learned that her seventy-six-year-old father-long estranged and living in Hungary-had undergone sex... More Info

A Queer Love Story

UBC Press | May 1, 2017 | 650 pages
A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule ? novelist and the first widely recognized ?public lesbian? in North America ? and Rick B?bout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule lived... More Info

Trans Voices

Jessica Kingsley Publishers | January 19, 2017 | 232 pages
Personal, first-hand accounts from transgender and non-binary individuals and the diverse experiences and challenges they face before, during and after transition. This comprehensive introduction to trans issues details the social, physical and emotional struggles involved in becoming who you are.  More Info

The Ways Women Age

NYU Press | March 7, 2017 | 288 pages
The story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention. What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the internet without encountering products and procedures that are... More Info

Finding Feminism

NYU Press | April 25, 2017 | 256 pages
The contemporary tactics of millennial feminists who are part of an active movement for social change. In 2014, after a young man murdered six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then killed himself, the news provoked an eye-opening surge of feminist activism. Fueled by the... More Info

At the Broken Places

Beacon Press | April 25, 2017 | 192 pages
In this collaborative memoir a mother and trans son reflect on the emotionally complex journey they shared as Donald transitioned from female to male. In At the Broken Places, a parent and transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options... More Info

Attack of the Fifty Foot Women

HQ | March 1, 2017 | 352 pages
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Enter Helen

Harper Paperbacks | April 18, 2017 | 496 pages
This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor’s rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-Sixties, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over... More Info

I Call Myself A Feminist

Virago | April 4, 2017 | 288 pages
Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being a feminist in 2015 means to them. We hear from Laura Bates (of the Everyday Sexism Project), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist and author), Yas Necati (an eighteen-year-old... More Info

Fairly Equal

April 4, 2017 | 336 pages
Legal expert and feminist activist Linda Silver Dranoff was a key player in the uphill challenge to equalize the position of Canadian women under the law. Through memoir and social history she brings to life specific examples of pay and employment equity, violence against women, family law,... More Info

Why We March

Artisan Books | March 21, 2017 | 272 pages
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Strong Is the New Pretty

Workman Publishing | March 7, 2017 | 256 pages
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100%... More Info

The Mother of All Questions

March 14, 2017 | 180 pages
The Mother of AllQuestions is Solnit s sequel to Men Explain Things to Me and includes her new essays on feminism."  More Info

I Am a Feminist

"F+W Media, Inc." | January 27, 2017 | 206 pages
We are the ones we've been waiting for. --June Jordan Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for... More Info

Awesome Women Who Changed History

"F+W Media, Inc." | January 27, 2017 | 48 pages
The most badass collection of paper dolls--ever! Forget the runway. These Awesome Women Who Changed History are dressed for the battlefields, the picket lines--and the White House! These 20 realistic paper dolls have everything they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Prepare Sally Ride for liftoff... More Info

Revolutionary Learning

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2017 | 160 pages
Going beyond previous books on Marxism and education, Revolutionary Learning is a groundbreaking collection of essays exploring the Marxist and feminist theories of education and learning. Scholar-activists Sara Carpenter and Sharazad Mojab closely examine the core philosophical concepts behind... More Info


Balzer + Bray | March 14, 2017 | 400 pages
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Why I Am Not a Feminist

Melville House | February 21, 2017 | 176 pages
Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed... More Info

Own It

Crown Business | January 17, 2017 | 272 pages
Picking up the women and success conversation where Sheryl Sandberg left off, Krawcheck shows women how to take their careers to the next playing by a new set of rules that build on their natural strengths. So much advice for women talks about how to succeed in the static business world... More Info

Tainted Witness

January 17, 2017 | 224 pages
In 1991, Anita Hill brought testimony and scandal into America's living rooms during televised Senate confirmation hearings in which she detailed the sexual harassment she had suffered at the hands of Clarence Thomas. The male Senate Judiciary Committee refused to take Hill seriously and the... More Info

Reproductive Rights and Wrongs

November 15, 2016 | 488 pages
With a new prologue by the author, this feminist classic is an important gateway into the controversial topic of population for students, activists, researchers and policymakers. It challenges the myth of overpopulation, uncovering the deeper roots of poverty, environmental degradation and gender... More Info

Paying for Masculinity

August 1, 2016 | 176 pages
In Paying for Masculinitiy, Murray Knuttila argues that male dominance is best understood in the context of the particular mode of gender practice hegemonic masculinity that typifies patriarchal gender orders. "  More Info

Did You Just Call Me Old Lady?

December 1, 2016 | 128 pages
Did You Just Call Me Old Lady? is an upbeat look at aging and the impacts of Canada's increasingly aged population through the eyes of a ninety-year-old woman. Far from seeing older citizens as a burden and a strain on our public health care system, Lillian Zimmerman gracefully, and often... More Info

Reluctant Bedfellows

Kumarian Pr | August 19, 2019 | 229 pages
This book outlines key facets of the authors' five year development project on sex tourism and prostitution in the Philippines, and is a powerful reflection on the raging debates taking place among feminists about the Third World. Ralston and Keeble follow the history of prostitution in former... More Info

Color of Violence

August 12, 2016 | 336 pages
Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, "Color of Violence" radically repositions the antiviolence movement by putting women of color at its center, covers violence against women of color in its myriad manifestations, and maps strategies... More Info

Vulnerability in Resistance

Duke University Press Books | November 8, 2016 | 346 pages
Vulnerability and resistance have often been seen as opposites, with the assumption that vulnerability requires protection and the strengthening of paternalistic power at the expense of collective resistance. Focusing on political movements and cultural practices in different global locations,... More Info

No Tea, No Shade

October 7, 2016 | 448 pages
"No Tea, No Shade" brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of black queer studies scholars, activists, and community leaders who build on the foundational work of black queer studies, pushing the field in new and exciting directions.  More Info

Staying with the Trouble

September 9, 2016 | 304 pages
Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.  More Info

A Family Outing

September 15, 2016 | 392 pages
Ruby Swanson's life changed when her sixteen-year-old son walked to her office, closed the door, and with his hand still on the doorknob said, "I'm gay." Despite her initial reaction of shock, fear, and denial, Ruby became a public advocate for equality and acceptance of the LGBT community. A... More Info


December 15, 2016 | 288 pages
"Waveform" champions the diversity of women s approaches to the structure ofthe essay today a site of invention and innovation, with experiments in col-lage, fragments, segmentation, braids, triptychs, and diptychs."  More Info


September 13, 2016 | 160 pages
India's emerging LGBTQ community depicted in a groundbreaking series of gorgeous, full-colour photographs, in affordable and stylish paperback. Delhi offers a stunning series of more than 150 full-color documentary photographs and companion first-person texts, which together offer an unprecedented... More Info

Queer Wars

By Altman
John Wiley & Sons | February 12, 2016 | 120 pages
The claim that "LGBT rights are human rights" encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to 'LGBT rights' to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neo-colonial interference and moral corruption. Queer Wars... More Info

What Is Sexual History?

By Weeks
John Wiley & Sons | April 29, 2016 |
Until the 1970s the history of sexuality was a marginalised and neglected practice, largely ignored by the historical profession as a whole. Today it is a flourishing and well–populated field, increasingly integrated into the mainstream and producing innovative and exciting insights into the ways... More Info

Conflict Is Not Abuse

October 11, 2016 | 288 pages
Sarah Schulman illuminates the differences between Conflict and Abuse in this revelatory book that addresses the contemporary culture of scapegoating.  More Info

Sex and Power

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 19, 2019 | 287 pages
A look at power dynamics from the first female president of the "Harvard Law Review" offers insight into the sexual divide in American culture and politics.  More Info

The Transgender Teen

September 13, 2016 | 200 pages
Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid. Covering extensive research and with many personal interviews,... More Info

Rad Women Worldwide

September 27, 2016 | 112 pages
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist... More Info

The Bitch Is Back

William Morrow | September 27, 2016 | 368 pages
More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young women, nine of the original contributors are back—along with sixteen captivating new voices—sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser... More Info

The Revolution Starts at Home

September 13, 2016 | 368 pages
A brave, urgent, and roaring response to silence.  More Info

The Gay Revolution

September 27, 2016 | 516 pages
The sweeping story of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights—based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day: “This is the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we’ve been waiting for” (The... More Info

Close to Home

September 6, 2016 | 256 pages
Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women's liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative debate are questions of whether men can be feminists, whether... More Info

Undoing gender

Psychology Press | August 27, 2004 | 273 pages
Undoing Genderconstitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer... More Info

Awkward Politics

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | May 1, 2016 | 248 pages
A cutting-edge study that shows how awkwardness uncovers feminist politics at work in the digital age.  More Info


Feminist Press | July 12, 2016 | 120 pages
Newly illustrated, these classic tales remind us that girls everywhere have been the heroes of their own stories for centuries.  More Info

Enter Helen

Harper | April 19, 2016 | 464 pages
This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor’s rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-Sixties, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over... More Info

Sex Object

Dey Street Books | June 7, 2016 | 288 pages
No longer maligned as a fascistic movement of man-haters or declared dead on national magazine covers, feminism is now the zeitgeist. Beyoncé calls herself a feminist in forty foot lights; democratic candidate Hillary Clinton stumps for women’s rights on the 2016 campaign trail; and a vibrant... More Info

You Only Live Twice

April 5, 2016 | 140 pages
The unspoken promise was that in our second life we would become the question to every answer, jumping across borders until they finally dissolved. Man and woman. Queer and straight. What if it's not true that you only live once?  More Info

Women Doing Life

NYU Press | February 19, 2016 | 320 pages
How do women – mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers -- make sense of judgment to a lifetime behind bars? In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert examines the carceral experiences of women serving life sentences, presenting a typology of the ways that life-sentenced women grow and... More Info

Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent

May 15, 2016 | 352 pages
Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent cautions against the adoption of consent as our primary determinant of sexual freedom. For Joseph J. Fischel, consent is not necessarily always ethically sound. It is, he argues, a moralized fiction, and it churns out figures for its normativity: the predatory sex... More Info

A Bun in the Oven

NYU Press | March 22, 2016 | 256 pages
There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth. A Bun in the Oven is the first comparison of these two social movements. The food movement has seemingly exploded, but little has changed in the diet of most Americans. And while... More Info