A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is one of those books that I’ve always wanted to read but never got around to. It had been sitting untouched on my bookshelf for years. Although it was written about a century before the word “feminism” entered the lexicon, it is often hailed as a feminist classic.Continue reading “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”

Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism

What does feminism mean to the modern American woman?  In Girldrive, Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein take readers on a road trip across the United States  in search of the answer to that question.  The book is comprised of journal entries, Bernstein’s beautiful photographs, and excerpts from the interviews that Aronowitz and BernsteinContinue reading “Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism”

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

On page 64 of Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks writes, “[A]ny theory that cannot be shared in everyday conversation cannot be used to educate the public.”  Indeed, hooks is a woman who practices what she preaches.  One of the things that has always struck me about her work is its accessibility; the essays in TeachingContinue reading “Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom”