It’s so easy to lose confidence these days, especially for a woman, but you should take control of your womanhood and prosper as the empowered and amazing woman you really are.
From the start in the 1700s to the 2010s, literature is enriched with amazing works of theory and criticism all be concerned around one thing - feminism.
Here are the best books about feminism that every woman should read!
1. WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Adichie’s absolutely amazing book is titled We Should All Be Feminists and every single word are completely true. Book gives the definition of feminism that you haven't read before for sure. This is a self-conscious and all-inclusive book about what it means to be a woman nowadays. It contains a few stories that are really tough to read but they are very required. This is for sure must-read book!
2. A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN by Mary Wollstonecraft
The book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is first published in 1792. The author Mary Wollstonecraft was an independent, intelligent, educated, and respected woman. She is called one of the mothers of feminism. Mary has always had the opinion that women are equal to men and that they deserve equal rights, even a hundred years before the term “feminism” appeared at all.
3. FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYBODY by Bell Hooks
In 2000, Bell Hooks created an educational text about feminism for those people whose understanding of that term comes from passing TV sources and outdated ideas. In her book, Hooks describes and examines inclusive feminism and its practical application in a way that is very entertaining and informative. This is another amazing and must-read book!
4. LITTLE WOMAN by Louisa May Alcott
Even though feminism may not have been on her mind when she wrote the book of the fearless March sisters in the 1860s, Louisa May Alcott has an influence on a lot of generations of daring, loving, and unusual women. Following sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they grow, fell in love, follow their art and endure loss, book Little Women shows so many ways to be a woman. This book really deserves a place in the hearts of all feminists.
5. REDEFINING REALNESS by Janet Mock
One of America’s most popular trans activists, Janet Mock has made a name for herself by breaking ground for underrepresented women. Her autobiography which follows her growth as a transwoman from a destitute background to one of the country’s most respected advocates offers a courageous and moving look into the pursuit for self and the various ways in which one experiences femininity and womanhood.
6. THIS BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK by Radical Women of Colour
Originally published in the ‘80s, this feminist anthology book features personal essays, criticism, poetry, and visual art made by a group of feminist women of color. It investigates the ways their intersecting identities like gender, race, sexuality, class, and it shapes the ways in which they relate to the world and the way the world relates to them.
7. MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit’s book Men Explain Things to Me talks about problems in relationships between men and women and how women are the ones that are often silenced. In the book, Rebecca explains everything from equality in marriage to family violence. She is never afraid to shy away from the harsh truth, and to get serious when it's needed.
8. BAD FEMINIST by Roxane Gay
Cultural critic Roxane Gay embraces and supports the idea of imperfect feminism in her book of hilarious, really honest, and thought-provoking essays. She indicates the irony of holding our icons up to impossible-to-meet standards of thought and behavior.