10 Books to Further Your Understanding of Feminism

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Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine

– a comprehensive look at the differences between men and women’s brains in a literal and psychological sense.

Fifty Shades of Feminism – Lisa Appignanesi

– this sweet little hardback takes a look at fifty different women and their views on feminism and gender differences

How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

– by one of my favourite authors (of Moranifesto & How to Build a Girl) this non-fiction piece opens up Moran’s opinion to all

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

– although not a feminist book, Poehler’s view on womanhood is a real insight

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

– a classic novel about womanhood and becoming

The World’s Most Evil Psychopaths: Horrifying True-Life Cases – John Marlowe

– this harrowing book helps us understand how much violence towards women (and misogyny) are a real threat to us all

A Mind of Its Own – Cordelia Fine

– another great psychology book from Cordelia Fine which focuses more on how the brain works but furthers our understanding from her previous book

I am Malala – Malalaย Yousafzai

– international feminism atย its absolute best, Malala is a true inspiration

Daddy’s Girl: Young Girls and Popular Culture – Valerie Walkerdine

– this one’s a little more intellectual than my usual reads but I read this for my dissertation and pulled some real supportive quotes

Living Dolls, The Return of Sexism – Natasha Walter

– one of my very first feminist reads, Walker discusses why we need feminism is this sparkly, pink and worrying world





  1. Some great choices here. I would also recommend The Women’s History of the World by Rosalind Miles – review on my blog, plus some other ‘Women Books’ (!) that I posted about as part of International Women’s Week that you may be interested in! Thanks for the pointers to further reading! Bronte


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