We’re back with our Equality Now Feminist Culture Club, bringing you a round up of recommendations from our staff and supporters of books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts that act as a megaphone for women’s rights. Want to read more? Head to our Feminist Culture Club archive.
The Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa
The Sex Lives of African Women features a collection of stories of women from across the African continent and its global diaspora as they speak of their diverse experiences of sex, sexuality and relationships.
The Sewing Girls by John Wood Sweet
This is a riveting revolutionary era drama that depicts the first published rape trial in American history and its long, shattering aftermath, revealing how much has changed over two centuries―and how much has not.
Women Resisting Violence by Voices and Experiences from Latin America
This book, co-authored by women from Latin America, is a powerful account of the ways in which women and girls encounter violence and the bold initiatives they are developing to respond to it.
The Emperor’s Babe by Bernadine Evaristo
Now well known for her 2019 Booker Prize-winning book, Girl, Woman, Other, this early book from Bernadine Evaristo chronicles the tale of Zuleika, a libidinous but frustrated Sudanese woman who comes of age in a Roman-conquered London in A.D. 211.
Santa Carolina by Julieta Morales
Santa Carolina tells the story of Carol Murcia, a Honduran trans woman who was forced to flee her country.
This documentary gives first-hand accounts of what happens to staff when they report allegations of wrongdoing. These stories reveal a culture of untouchability that reaches the highest levels of the organization and uses first-hand testimonies to expose a toxic culture where abusers prey on the vulnerable – while hiding behind a cloak of saintliness.
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Beast of Bangalore is the fourth instalment of ‘Indian Predator’ true crime series. It centres on a Bangalore serial murderer who used to murder women at night and will be released soon on Netflix.
The new Amazon Prime series is an adaptation of The 1992 film A League of Their Own. The series, set in 1943, is about the formation of the Rockford Peaches, a women’s team in the nascent All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Based on harrowing real-life events, this Netflix drama tells the incredible story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, teenage Syrian sisters who fled Damascus in 2015 as the devastating civil war began to creep closer to their home.
This feature narrates the tale of two trans women caught in the grips of house hunting and the challenges therein. Ek Jagah Apni became one of the five movies to make it to the ‘Goes To Cannes’ list.
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