On Intersectionality: The Essential Writings of Kimberlé Crenshaw

24 October 2019 | By Kimberlé Crenshaw | Filed in: gender studies.

Over the past twenty years, the concept of intersectionality has emerged as an influential approach to understanding the complex facets of discrimination and exclusion in a society whose members with often complex racial, gender, or sexual identities can experience bias in multiple ways.In this in

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity

24 October 2019 | By Liz Plank | Filed in: gender studies.

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned Men grow up being told that boys don t cry and dolls

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of Isis

24 October 2019 | By Azadeh Moaveni | Filed in: gender studies.

An account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization b

Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession

24 October 2019 | By Rachel Monroe | Filed in: gender studies.

A provocative and original investigation of our cultural fascination with crime, linking four archetypes Detective, Victim, Attorney, Killer to four true stories about women driven by obsession.In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

24 October 2019 | By Ronan Farrow | Filed in: gender studies.

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hellbent on covering up the truth, at any cost.In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whi

We Should All Be Feminists

24 October 2019 | By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Filed in: gender studies.

What does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun With humor and l

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

24 October 2019 | By Caroline Criado-Pérez | Filed in: gender studies.

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued If any of this sounds

Women & Power: A Manifesto

24 October 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: gender studies.

At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself In Women Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways t

Men Explain Things to Me

24 October 2019 | By Rebecca Solnit | Filed in: gender studies.

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, a

Bad Feminist

24 October 2019 | By Roxane Gay | Filed in: gender studies.

Pink is my favorite color I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink all shades of pink If I have an accessory, it is probably pink I read Vogue, and I m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way I once live tweeted the September issue In these funny and i

How Not To Be a Boy

24 October 2019 | By Robert Webb | Filed in: gender studies.

Rules for being a man Don t Cry Love Sport Play Rough Drink Beer Don t Talk About FeelingsBut Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now are those rules actually any use To anyone Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes on girls and boys to discovering the power of making pe