Gender Studies
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Men Explain Things To Me
Rebecca Solnit
In her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works.
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We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.
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She Said
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the untold story of their investigation of Harvey Weinstein and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
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What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo
Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life
Joann Wypijewski
An exquisite examination of a sexual culture in crisis.
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To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life
Hervé Guibert
A novel that describes, with devastating, darkly comic clarity, its narrator's experience of being diagnosed with AIDS.
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Resist Everything Except Temptation
The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde
Kristian Williams
Oscar Wilde is remembered as a wit and a dandy, as a gay martyr, and as a brilliant writer, but his philosophical depth and political radicalism are often forgotten. Resist Everything Except Temptation locates Wilde in the tradition of left-wing anarchism...
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FEMINIST CITY
CLAIMING SPACE IN A MAN-MADE WORLD
Leslie Kern
Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world.
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Little Hill
Alli Warren
Despite the dystopian now, Alli Warren finds promise in the smallest human instances of tenderness, ecological connection, and political solidarity. Little Hill is about learning to live and love in the 21st century while not shying away from all there is to struggle against.
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Era of Ignition
Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Amber Tamblyn
A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time's Up: actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn.
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Amateur
A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity
Thomas Page McBee
Recommended by Chris C.

"Thomas Page McBee is this generation's essential and desperately needed voice on masculinity because he understands the crucial connection between power and trauma that constructs (and deconstructs) gender. This book is written with love and vulnerability about what literally makes a man fight."

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A Student of History
Nina Revoyr
A Student of History explores both the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class. It offers a window into the usually hidden world of high society, and the influence of historic families on current events. Like Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, it features, in Rick Nagano, a young man of modest means who is nav
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Alice
Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute
Alice Smith, Ivy Anderson, Devon Angus
Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute reveals the long lost memoir of Alice Smith, a sex worker from San Francisco in 1913. Discovered and edited by our very own bookseller, Ivy Anderson, and her partner in history, Devon Angus, this memoir uncovers complex intersections between gender, labor, and vice in San Francisco and the greater U.S.
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Whipping Girl
A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, 2nd Edition
Julia Serano
Serano weaves those necessary connections between the trans and feminist movements by revealing how transphobia and misogyny feed on each other. A needed and groundbreaking work for anyone curious about the future of gender. —Recommended by Ivy, City Lights Books
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Rad American Women A-Z
Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl
New York Times Bestseller! A book for children—and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends—documenting America's famous and unsung heroines.

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