Gender Studies
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White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color
Ruby Hamad
Called "powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.
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Gender and Our Brains
How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds
Gina Rippon
A breakthrough work in neuroscience--and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience--that finally debunks the myth that there is a hardwired distinction between male and female brains.
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HOOD FEMINISM: NOTES FROM THE WOMEN THAT A MOVEMENT FORGOT
Anyone who identifies as a feminist, especially a white liberal feminist, needs to read this book. Kendall points out how mainstream feminism too often centers the privilege of white cis women while leaving the specific issues of Black, brown, unhoused, trans, and poor womxn by the wayside. --recommended by Caitlyn
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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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Funeral Diva
Pamela Sneed
A poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. "She is a writer for the future, in that she defies genre."—Hilton Als

*Get a signed book plate by Pamela Sneed! We'll include one with each book purchase while supply lasts.

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Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution
Carol Hay
An audacious and accessible guide to feminist philosophy―its origins, its key ideas, and its latest directions.
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THIS IS MAJOR ' NOTES ON DIANA ROSS DAR
Shayla Lawson is major. You don't know who she is. Yet. But that’s okay. She is on a mission to move black girls like herself from best supporting actress to a starring role in the major narrative.
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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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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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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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