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  • Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, by Kate Manne, 2020
    An urgent exploration of men’s entitlement and how it serves to police and punish women
  • Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality, by Nina Ansary, 2020
    …a 4,000-year historical journey to expose the roots and manifestations of systemic gender discrimination.
  • Women’s Rights in the USA, by Dorothy E. McBride and Janine A. Parry, 5th edition, 2016
    “…a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged the public since the founding of the Republic.
  • No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, Rachel Louise Snyder
    Why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman.
  • Ain’t I a Woman! Edited by Illona Linthwaite. A book of women’s poetry from around the world.
  • Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Susan Faludi, 1992 national bestseller. “This eloquent, brilliantly argued book should be read by everyone concerned with gender equality.” Publishers Weekly
  • Recasting the Vote, by Cathleen D. Cahill, 2020
    The author tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights.
  • Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence by Tanya Selvaratnam Harper, February 2021
    “Part survivor’s tale and part expose of intimate violence, the book offers a candid, often frightening exploration of the diabolically schizophrenic ways that the patriarchy conspires to disempower women.” Kirkus Reviews

  • Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn, Dutton, 2021
    A sweeping history of Western medicine’s mistreatment of and bias against women, beginning with Hippocrates and tracing that mistreatment to current times.
  • Women in World History, by Bonnie G. Smith, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
    ….brings together the most recent scholarship in women’s and world history in a single volume covering the period from 1450 to the present, enabling readers to understand women’s relationship to world developments over the past five hundred years. Amazon.com
  • On Violence and on Violence Against Women, by Jacqueline Rose, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, May, 2021
    “Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world? To explore this question, Jacqueline Rose tracks the multiple forms of today’s violence – historic and intimate, public and private – as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new, provocative account of violence in our time.” Amazon.com
  • White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour by Ruby Hamad , Catapult, 2020
    “….explores the connections between white feminism and white supremacy . . . In breaking down examples from history, as well as from her own life as an Arab woman working in Australian media, Hamad offers a haunting but powerful reading of white feminism and its lasting impacts on marginalized communities.” ––Annabel Gutterman, TIME
  • Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn, Dutton, 2021
    “Researcher Cleghorn provides an essential history of misogyny in health care…. This clear-eyed assessment is both a catalog of how medicine has been complicit in female oppression and a call to action for drastic reform.” —Scientific American
  • The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan
    This revised edition printed by Souvenir Press; Fourth Edition, (February 1, 2001)
    This pioneering work, originally published in 1972, was the first to argue irrefutably the equal role of women in human evolution.