In the Dream House

In the Dream House For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same sex relationship In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of

How We Fight For Our Lives

How We Fight For Our Lives From award winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming of age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power People don t just happen, writes Saeed Jones We sacrifice former versions of ourselves We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us The I it

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger A rich, nuanced exploration of women s anger from a diverse group of writers Women are angry, and from the MeToo movement to the record number of women running for political office, they re finally expressing it But all rage isn t created equal Who gets to be angry If there s now space for cis

We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists What does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun With humor and

Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me In her comic, scathing essay Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works,

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself In Women Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist Pink is my favorite color I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink all shades of pink If I have an accessory, it is probably pink I read Vogue, and I m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way I once live tweeted the September issue In these funny and

What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal

What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal A darkly funny and very personal attempt to answer the question by America s longest running advice columnist When E Jean Carroll possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of Ask E Jean in Elle Magazine realized that her eight million readers and question writers all seemed to have

Asking For It

Asking For It It s the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland Emma O Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident One night, there s a party Everyone is there All eyes are on Emma The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house She can t remember what happened, she

The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity what it is, how it operates, why little boys are thought to be made of slugs and snails since he was a boy Now, in this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a