Tag: feminism

MOXIE Girls Fight Back!

MOXIE Girls Fight Back!

Lynn: High-school junior Vivian Carter has always loved looking in the battered shoebox labeled “My Misspent Youth” on her mother’s shelf. These days, Vivian’s mom is a widowed, hard-working urgent care nurse. But back in the day, Viv’s mom was a punk rock-loving, feminist zine-creating Riot Grrl, and that box is full of mementos of that […]

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A Timely Feminist Memoir: Shrill by Lindy West

A Timely Feminist Memoir: Shrill by Lindy West

Lindy West’s debut memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, is getting a lot of attention for addressing topics like fat-phobia and tweeting about your abortion. In addition to being a deeply feminist memoir, it is also deeply and brilliantly funny as well. For book groups seeking titles that explore contemporary feminism, misogyny, women’s rights, body image, or online bullying, Shrill […]

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Empowering Young Women, Politically and Personally: Two New Titles for Teens

Empowering Young Women, Politically and Personally: Two New Titles for Teens

Think you know the f-word and the v-word? These two titles might change your mind. Feminism has come a long way from the fight for suffrage, and in its current manifestation, it can be difficult for some to determine precisely what feminism stands for or, indeed, if it’s necessary at all. It seems like women have more […]

Get to Know the Women’s Book Group at the Women & Children First Book Store
By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Women’s Book Group at the Women & Children First Book Store

“Shop as Independently as You Think,” is the slogan for the Women & Children First book store in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The book store is one of the largest feminist book stores in the country and is a major player in Chicago-area independent bookselling. Along with author readings, panel discussions, and book launch parties, Women […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Gloria Steinem Talks about My Life on the Road

This week on Well Read, feminist icon Gloria Steinem will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her newest book, My Life on the Road (2015). Steinem has dedicated her career to the fight for equality and is perhaps best known for her political activism. My Life on the Road chronicles her experiences traveling the […]

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Rapture, Blister, Burn: A Tour de Feminism
By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Rapture, Blister, Burn: A Tour de Feminism

It’s a pressing question: with the many freedoms engendered by women’s lib, how should women lead their lives? As homemakers, professionals, or both? As virgins, sluts, or . . .  ? In Rapture, Blister, Burn, now playing at the Goodman Theatre here in Chicago, there is little consensus. Directly discussing feminist theory (and showing an impressive display […]

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Race in America: Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Race in America: Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian born author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie has written a powerful, politically-charged novel in Americanah, and book groups should take note. Americanah is the story of a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who moves to the United States to further her education and spends her years abroad analyzing and processing what it means to be a “Non-American Black.” […]

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