Here are 50 of the best books from this year that are by and about women, feminism or gender and related intersectional issues. There seem to be strong recurring themes of dystopia, anger, and navigating violent structures of power. What a coincidence!
In the 90s, a collective of Latina lesbians founded two radical, bilingual zines. They made culture, connected activists, and scared the sh*t out of the patriarchy.
Sing along to your favorite feminist jams from your favorite Disney princesses!
“Three Kids, Two Femmes, a Butch and a Cat: Visions of Queer Domesticity”
“So, are menstrual bags good, or are they bad? Do they empower women, or further constrict them? It becomes obvious that this is not a zero-sum game, and Moore illuminates the coexistence of multiple conflicting truths.”
Janelle Monae doing good things, resistance in the red states, don’t give a fuck about John McCain, translating Trump, giant crystals, roller derby as healing, and so much more!
Come for the snark. Stay for the real-ass news and advice about how to take back our country.
Meet the queer black feminist who helped hang the RESIST banner, there’s a crack in the desert, Rebecca Solnit, tons more on the Women’s March, the Doomsday Clock has some bad news, and so much more!
Going to the Women’s March on Washington or a solidarity event near you? I have some tips!
When you’re stargazing, remember Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson’s work. Tell their stories over and over. They’ve been silenced for so long; now it’s our turn to keep them alive.
Here’s 16 women or groups of women who gave me and you and everyone we know some life in this, the darkest of years.
Play these songs with the windows down today and drive past a white man’s house. Join the movement.
These women are running for open seats in elections pitting them against Republicans or are fighting like hell to overthrow incumbent Republicans. That matters!
I chatted with Lyn this week about the book, youth activism, and intergenerational activism. She had a lot of amazing things to say, spoiler alert.
“Feminism is about unlocking the bonds of separation. Seeing everyone as equals and raising up those who have been most oppressed by patriarchy. Tarot and oracle decks support this work because they give us a tool to connect to our atomic memory. A memory that knows the equality of all beings.”
A French court says bye bye to burkini bans, Purvi Patel could be released as early as next month, two Orlando hospitals will cover medical bills of Pulse shooting victims and their families, a federal judge ok’s a trans employee’s firing and more news.
We’ve come far. But there’s a long way to the promised land, and if we’ve learned anything in Rio it’s that the literal century-old fight for women’s full inclusion in a historic event isn’t over yet.
“Whereas some political systems are centered around equality of opportunity for women in politics — basically, the system we have in the US that (in theory) gives women the chance to run for office and be elected to office just like men, nothing different and nothing more — a growing number of nations and political parties have opted instead to make broader representation of women in their governments an explicit political goal using quota systems.”
In my last installment of Rebel Girls, I briefed you on some of the badass glass ceiling crashers currently serving in office who are queer as f*ck. These six women came before them.
The stories of 10 American women who fundamentally altered history simply by showing up and working like hell — in their own words.