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The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316449885
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Published: Hachette Books - November 5th, 2019

I've been a stan for Lindy West since Shrill, her collection of essays that confronted and changed the way I thought about myself and other women. The Witches are Coming took a different approach - it challenged me not to change my thinking, but to dig in, articulate it, and own it.
Including my stance on pockets, on which West and I will never agree. Sorry Lindy. <3 you!! ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062868879
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Published: Harper Wave - May 28th, 2019

A book about feminism and language? Did somebody just call my wheelhouse?
What does it mean to be a woman who swears? Should you change your speech patterns to sound more assertive, or is that sexist? What do feminists and nonbinary people do in languages with gendered nouns? Why do so many of our curse words shoot from the male perspective? If you've ever wondered one of these questions, or if you're a feminist who speaks, this book is for you. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth by Various Authors - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250141941
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 8th, 2018

A short collection of stories from twelve different authors who have one thing in common, their periods. This was a refreshing read on a taboo topic that even most women are still too shy to talk about out loud. I definitely felt less alone hearing the relatable experiences that were explained with humor and understanding. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250313577
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019

Melinda Gates has written an impressive memoir, not only about working in impoverished countries to improve the plight of women, but also her growth and evolution as a woman with a voice. Being married to Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, challenged her to assert her role in their philanthropic endeavors, and to garner the self confidence to speak about the importance of women’s roles in changing the dynamics of developing cultures. She tells an inspiring story and one we can all work toward. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow


Figuring by Maria Popova - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524748135
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Published: Pantheon - February 5th, 2019

A lyrical biography; an elegy for forgotten female scientists and thinkers, the extent of their lives and the intertwining of their work (every person's work, really) with their contemporaries and with our current lives. A view of science that regards the entire weave, instead of slicing it into sections or pulling single threads. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062413512
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

An incredibly honest anthology involving the personal stories of individuals affected by sexual assault. Many unique insights from the authors provide the reader with the opportunity to understand the different ways sexual trauma can impact one's life. This novel should become required reading to help rid the stigma and skepticism surrounding rape culture. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


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