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Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Emily Oster - Jun 24, 2014
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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts...
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
May 01, 2021
This book kept me sane though      source
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Women's Long Battle for the Vote
Ellen Carol Dubois - Feb 25, 2020
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Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stan...
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Aug 19, 2020
@ProperlyZuri It’s a great book!      source
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
Angela Y. Davis - Jan 26, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Be...
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Jul 28, 2020
Discovered yesterday that the book on black women blues singers I read in college—author/title long since forgotten me, though I would later realize the book profoundly influenced my feminism—was written BY ANGELA DAVIS, which in retrospect makes so much sense      source
The Feminist War on Crime
The Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration
Aya Gruber - May 26, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Many feminists grapple with the problem of hyper-incarceration in the United States, and yet commentators on gender crime continue to assert that criminal law is not tough enough. This punitive impulse, prominent legal scholar Aya Gruber argues, is dangerous and counterproductive. In their quest to secure women’s protection from domestic violence a...
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Jul 26, 2020
@katrinagulliver Oh god, the Title IX militancy years were terrible like that. (And we’re about to get them back, with Biden! 😒) @ayagruber’s new book (The Feminist War on Crime) has a great section on the weird counterproductive messages inherent in a lot of the anti-campus rape activism, ps      source
Reclaiming the Mainstream
Joan Kennedy Taylor - Apr 01, 1992
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At a time when some feminist critics are saying that the feminist movement has been too individualistic and too market oriented, Joan Kennedy Taylor contends that feminists should cherish and celebrate their tradition of individualism and equal rights. Reclaiming the Mainstream points out that the most enduring voices in the women's movement - Mary...
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Dec 03, 2019
@Sevens_2 @FeministLiberty Hands down this is the best book on the subject I think      source