Women are angry. Women are frustrated. And women are just about done. Now more than ever.
Today I bring you a compilation of three of my favorite non-fiction books on women. Books that are a rich exploration, eye-opening, and lucid. Ones that you would have a hard time putting down.
Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger
by Lilly Dancyger (Editor)
If you are a woman, at some point in time, you would have been asked to not show anger. That anger is toxic. That it is better to be sad than be angry. Are women not entitled to express their anger?
Burn It Down is a compilation of some hard-hitting essays. An excellent, nuanced exploration of women’s anger from a diverse group of women writers. On sexism, racism, sexual assault, child abuse, homophobia, and more. Essays that you relate to, some that you identify with. This is an important book and HIGHLY recommended.
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez
A book about angry women to a book that would make any woman angry. Have you had trouble reaching the top shelf at the supermarket? Or found the air conditioner setting in the office too low?
From government policy and medical research to technology, workplaces, urban planning, and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. An impressive range of case studies, stories, and research. One that also reveals that the gender data gap that is not generally malicious, or even deliberate. It is simply the product of a way of thinking that has been around for millennia.
Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women
by Lizzie Skurnick (Editor)
Sassy, Ambitious, Aggressive, Bossy. Sticks and stones? Or words made into weapons, warnings, praise, and blame? It is no secret that women are on the receiving end of veiled jibes. Often shamed for speaking their mind at the workplace, at home, or on the streets.
Pretty Bitches is an anthology by women writers on the hidden meanings of these words. How they can limit our worlds, or liberate them. You need to add this to your TBR right now!
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