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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