Whoop! It’s time for your latest round up of recommendations from our staff and supporters for books, movies, TV shows, podcasts and more that act as a megaphone to women’s rights. Enjoy – and if you have any top tips then send them our way.
New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby
New Daughters of Africa is an anthology of writings by over 200 female writers of African descent, highlighting their often overlooked contributions to culture and society. The contributing authors span across the globe, which is reflected by an equally diverse range of genres found in the book, all connected by themes including gender, race, identity, and intersectional feminism.
Leftover Women by Leta Hong Fincher
After China’s Communist revolution of 1949, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that “women hold up half the sky.” However, Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women in China, and discusses how Chinese women’s rights have experienced a rollback relative to men in recent years.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
In her autobiography, Michelle Obama explores her life and becoming who she is today. From her childhood in Chicago to meeting and marrying her husband President Barack Obama, Obama highlights the impacts of race, gender, and identity on her life.
Invisible Women– a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez
In this book, Caroline Criado Perez looks into structures of everyday sexism through a lens of data analysis and constructions built around male perspectives. Criado Perez gives examples ranging from how office space temperatures are calculated in the context of a working man’s body temperature to technology product design geared towards men.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. Preorder today!
Article 15 follows an investigation into the murder of 3 girls in India who exhibit evidence of rape. The new police officer navigates through rape culture and discrimination along caste and gender lines in this Indian town to discover the truth.
Can I Touch It
Can I Touch It addresses the elephant-sized question in the room that Whitney Cummings finds so many men wondering in the wake of #MeToo. And she answers it with an emphatic no. If Cummings can resist petting a service dog at the airport, then certainly men can figure out how not to hug their female co-workers.
Equal Rights Amendment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
In a Last Week Tonight segment, John Oliver discusses the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and why we still need it. Oliver digs into why it has yet to be passed and how it can succeed moving forward.
After there was a sexual assault scandal at the public radio station, these women left to start their own newsroom. This podcast follows their attempts to change the course of capitalism, journalism, and women’s lives.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink with Scarlett Curtis
In her podcast, Scarlett Curtis discusses topics surrounding feminism and women’s rights. Every week, she is joined by new guests including Mindy Kaling and Elyse Fox.
Do you have any suggestions for us to share next month? Please send them to us, we’d love to hear from you!