The Best Books on Feminism

Looking for something new to read? We wanted to provide you some of the best books on feminism. With it being the holiday season, you can ask your special someone to buy you one of these books. 

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The Vagina Monologues
Even Ansler

The title is an accurate description of a book centered around talking private parts! What appears to be a silly gimmick ends up being a strong medium for a message on feminism and female sexuality.

The Feminine Mystique
Betty Frieden

This book became a catalyst for the rebirth of the feminist movement by opening the eyes of readers to the previously unconsidered assumptions surrounding a woman’s life: raising children, not having strong opinions, etc. It may be the oldest book on this list, but it’s more impactful and relevant than ever. 

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood

If this book’s title sounded familiar to you, you’ve probably been browsing Netflix lately. Yep, that’s right, Atwood’s 1985 novel was the origin point of the now smash-hit television series of the same name. Read the book, watch the show, then decide which one you like best! 

Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhkin

There’s never been a better time to educate yourself on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, may she rest in peace! She was a champion of women’s rights and a complete and total badass as well. She’s an inspiration to women everywhere, which is exactly why Carmon and Knizhkin decided to capture her story brilliantly in this book.  

To find more great books on feminism, check out this page over at Goodreads. You can also shop for a crewneck to stay warm as you read your new book!