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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 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


The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399579950
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 26th, 2017

Noroc traveled the world with a backpack and camera photographing women in 50 countries. This is not only and atlas of beauty but a treasure trove of humanity. These simple and beautiful images of everyday women may help restore your faith in at least 49% of humankind. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era by Michael Kimmel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781568589619
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 25th, 2017

If you have ever said or overheard, "I just don't understand Trump voters!", this novel has the answers. I didn't expect to agree with the complaints of Angry White Men, but Kimmel reminds us that compassion has to be a two-way street: while the objects of WMA (White Male Anger) are unfairly blamed, the origins of their grievances are real and affect us all.

A "Feminist Book Club" pick for September - check out the group's next pick and join us in October! ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why by Sady Doyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781612195636
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Published: Melville House - September 20th, 2016

I'm so glad I had to read this for Northshire's Feminist Reading group, otherwise it would never have crossed my radar. This book revealed to me the unconscious prejudices I still carry despite being a proud feminist. Whether you're male or female or fluid, a loudly-identifying or closeted feminist, you need to read this and realize what's really going on when we taunt a Rihanna/Britney/Sylvia Plath/etc... ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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