Feminist February: A Recap

During the month of February, I decided to join in with Ellen Orange's brilliant idea of reading feminist books. I made my own to-read list, and also some recommendations of fabulous feminist books I'd already read. What makes a book "feminist"? I believe that feminism is a very personal thing. For me, it's not just about [...]

Feminist February: Unslut: A Diary & A Memoir by Emily Lindin

Unslut is one of my choices for Feminist February, and you can see why. Emily Lindin kept a diary while in middle school, which documented the sexual bullying she suffered. In her 20's, she decided to publish these diaries as a blog, with commentary, to share her story, and to help girls currently going through the [...]

Feminist February: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I couldn't let Feminist February pass me by without Maya Angelou making an appearance. Angelou is one of those authors that I've always been meaning to read, but somehow never gotten around to it. The Feminist February reading challenge gives me the perfect excuse to finally read some of Angelou's work. I Know Why The [...]

Keeping Abortion On The NHS

You may have heard of the petition for removing abortions from the NHS. Emanuel Ngochinya doesn't believe that women should be able to access safe, legal, and free abortions through our National Health Service, regardless of whether we pay into it or not. Emanuel, sadly, lives about fifteen minutes from me. His face and vile words [...]

Feminist February: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As part of Feminist February, I'm reading some selected texts that focus on feminism, whether that's an obvious feminist text, or fiction depicting women as we are. You can read all about my selections here. I downloaded a copy of We Should All Be Feminists by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and devoured it within half an hour. [...]

Feminist February: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Awakening by Kate Chopin was my first book for the Feminist February reading challenge. I chose The Awakening because it was first published in 1899, and apparently caused a scandal with its descriptions of female infidelity. (It's also free on Kindle!) When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment [...]