Blog Posts - Feminism



5 Books of Badass Ladies in History and Today

I’ve often been inspired by fictional lady heroes I read about in books, but nothing beats the feeling of reading about a woman who existed and learning about the things she was able to achieve in her lifetime. I’m inspired by … Co...
by Book Riot on Aug 13, 2015

My Beloved Monsters

Once upon a time I felt radical in claiming that monsters and religion shared a pedigree. Having grown up fascinated by Universal, as well as much cheaper and more tawdry, monster movies, I always experienced a twinge of guilt. My … Continue re...

11 On A YA Theme: Intersectional Feminism

Taylor Swift is still a budding feminist. It took her many years to understand what being a feminist meant, and it wasn’t until she was taught by Lena Dunham that she was, indeed, a feminist that she embraced the label. … Continued You...
by Book Riot on Aug 12, 2015

Credo

One of my seminary professors, who shall remain nameless, averred in class that Christianity in the first centuries was popular because it was exclusive. Like a country club. If just anybody can get in, why would you want to join? … Continue re...

A Writer’s Life

Sometimes, an experienced editor once told me, the author’s life is just as important as the book she’s written. I can’t pretend to know much about Shirley Jackson, beyond that she wrote compelling fiction and that her name is barely … Co...

Why It’s Your Right to be Ambitious (at Work and in the Home)

Digital Mums currently have an empowering #workthatworks campaign in full swing supporting and empowering women with social media marketing training have been tweeting with me recently on the importance of finding work that works. They recently br...
by Honest Mum on Jul 26, 2015

Fantastic Feminist Books For Young Adults

This post is for Isabella, who wanted a book round up like the one I put together for younger readers but for a slightly older crowd. Isabella, we love readers like you – young, passionate, and vocal – and I’m … Continued Yo...
by Book Riot on Jul 22, 2015

Como tu Mujer

As a woman in the 21st century I should not have to forsake my dreams or anything that makes me me. I should be allowed to strive, flourish and blossom. Just as I should be able to search for requited love to replace my eternal unrequited love.A...
by Taste of kimchi on Jul 20, 2015

On who’s hands lies the blood of chivalry?

Ask a young person today to tell you the definition of the word ‘chivalry’ and … The post On who’s hands lies the blood of chivalry? appeared first on Menalia.
by Menalia on Jul 20, 2015

Ce sa facem cu feminismul?

#NUinseamnaNU Am mai spus-o într-un comentariu la acest articol, feminismul nu rezidă în părul de la subraț, oricât de metaforic am vrea să ne exprimăm. Toată lupta pe care femeile au dus-o și o duc, la nivel individual și social împotriv...
by armonie acvatica on Jul 17, 2015

The Madurai Love Affair

I was born into a family of nomads.No, that’s an exaggeration, because I only wish we were nomads. But my parents loved travelling back in the day (they still do, but their health doesn’t let them share selfies on instagram anymore) and as a resu...
by Petrichor and Clouds on Jul 14, 2015

Combating Fat Phobia in YA Lit

One of the biggest pet peeves of mine in YA lit and in our society more broadly is how poorly fat people — and I use “fat people” not as a pejorative phrase but as a description of a physical state … Continued You just fini...
by Book Riot on Jul 10, 2015

Women. Feminism. And society’s war against men… [Or “Titanic sinking. Men silent. Any more women?”]

Western society is bent on turning men into neuters. All mysticism has been stripped from gender, which is now reduced …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jul 3, 2015

Being A Feminist In the Kids’ Section

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our couches), we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjoy our highlight reel, and we’ll be ba...
by Book Riot on Jul 1, 2015

A Replacement Flag for South Carolina

Calls for South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag flying at the state capitol have intensified so much that Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham have both flip-flopped (Republicanspeak for changing one's mind) and are now calling for its...
by Atheist Revolution on Jun 22, 2015

11 True Stories of Lady Adventurers

I love a good adventure story. I would never actually get on a boat going deep into the Amazon or set out to trek across the desert, but I love true stories about people braver than me risking it all … Continued You just finished reading 11 T...
by Book Riot on Jun 22, 2015

Because Only Boys Play with Tools and LEGO... #PlayisPlay

 Guess who's had enough of being told crud about what and how girls play?!Let children be children people, whatever their gender.  Play is play.And don't even get me started on gender-spcific areas of toy shops...Do you have photos of your...
by Attachment Mummy on Jun 18, 2015

4 Ways Readers Can Make Publishing More Equal

Publishing house And Other Stories has vowed to only publish female authors for a year after The Guardian‘s Kamila Shamsie challenged publishers to address gender bias in the literary world. Along with Shamsie’s provocative words was the...
by Book Riot on Jun 16, 2015

I Am Both a Social Justice Warrior and a Shitlord

See more on Know Your MemeIn the span of a week, I have been angrily denounced as a "social justice warrior" by a self-identified conservative and called a "shitlord" by an angry feminist. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I can't help thinking that...
by Atheist Revolution on Jun 16, 2015

Kiene Langewiele

As an adult adoptee there are many things I refuse to make a family tradition. Obviously adoption would be one of them. If I ever start a family with someone I rather do it with another Asian. I'm patriotic that way, preferably Korean although a Chin...
by Taste of kimchi on Jun 13, 2015


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