6 books on the list
Latest Recommendations First
The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar
Discover the science-based hacks to balance your glucose levels, improve your sleep, energy, weight, skin, and mood, and even slow down aging. Learn how to manage your blood sugar without giving up on delicious food, and reduce the risk of developing conditions like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. This entertaining and informative book is filled with the latest scientific data and offers ten simple, surprising tips to immediately improve your life.
PS if anyone wants to learn more about blood glucose (and how it’s not just diabetics who could benefit from lowering their glucose spikes) I highly recommend the book Glucose Revolution – source
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2022-06-09T22:06:05.000Z
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Discover the truth behind common pregnancy rules with Expecting Better. Economist and mom-to-be, Emily Oster, debunks myths surrounding pregnancy using critical thinking and economics. Are doctors working from bad data? Is it worth risking a miscarriage to test for genetic defects? Oster provides hard facts and real-world advice for expectant mothers to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their babies. Get the information you won't find at the doctor's office and enjoy a healthier, less anxious pregnancy with Expecting Better.
This book kept me sane though – source
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2021-05-01T13:12:31.000Z
Also recommended byLeana Wen, M.D.Bethany S. Mandel
Experience the exciting history of the women's suffrage movement through the eyes of its bold leaders and devoted activists. Ellen Carol Dubois delves into the movement's pre-Civil War roots with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth, exploring its links to the abolition of slavery. Dubois covers the movement's eventual triumph in securing voting rights for all American women, and the subsequent efforts of suffragists to use their newfound political power for the greater good. Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote is a vivid and authoritative account of one of the great episodes in the history of American democracy.
@ProperlyZuri It’s a great book! – source
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2020-08-19T00:19:43.000Z
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
Explore the rich, empowering legacy of the black women blues tradition through the eyes of one of America's most brilliant intellectuals. This groundbreaking analysis from Angela Y. Davis examines the careers of three crucial blues singers - Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday - through a feminist lens, providing a historical, social, and political context that illuminates their powerful artistry. Davis reveals how these women laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that celebrated social, moral, and sexual values outside of mainstream American culture, using meticulous song transcriptions to show how the roots of blues extend far beyond its musical origins. This stunning and indispensable contribution to American history is as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises.
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
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2020-07-28T10:21:21.000Z
The Feminist War on Crime
The Unexpected Role of Women's Liberation in Mass Incarceration
A legal scholar delves into the issue of hyper-incarceration in the US and the feminist movement's emphasis on tough criminal laws. The author argues that this approach is counterproductive and dangerous, making women less safe and entrenched in a flawed criminal justice system. Through vivid cases and analysis, the book calls for a shift away from punitive policies and towards alternative solutions for fighting violence against women.
@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
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2020-07-26T11:41:59.000Z
Reclaiming the Mainstream
Reclaiming the Mainstream by Joan Kennedy Taylor celebrates the individualistic and equal rights tradition of feminism, drawing upon voices from the movement's most enduring figures, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret Fuller, John Stuart Mill, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book outlines the history of the women's movement, the clash between individualist and collectivist ideas, and provides an analysis of contemporary policy issues affecting women. Taylor argues for a consistent and effective individualist feminist philosophy to solve the problems women face in managing work, family life, and relationships.
@Sevens_2 @FeministLiberty Hands down this is the best book on the subject I think – source
Elizabeth Nolan Brown2019-12-03T22:07:54.000Z