Forgot to post this last week, but I have a piece about Harry Potter fanfiction up at xoJane. JOKE’S ON YOU, EVERYONE WHO SAID FANFIC WOULD GET ME NOWHERE.
POSTING TWICE BECAUSE I LOVE MY FRIEND AND I LOVE CAPS LOCK MEGAN WE OWE EACH OTHER MORE LETTERS
gran thought she was so clever when she played “quoth”—-but i showed her!
chang-rae lee reads don deLillo
get bored at work, do stuffs.
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of “We Should All Be Feminists”, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.
With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics.
Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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The last feminist bookstores in America
About twenty years ago, there were well over 100 self-described feminist bookstores in the United States. These shelves have been stocked with literature relating to a wide array of topics, including feminist history, LGBTQ issues, sexuality, abuse, community organizing, erotica, and gender and identity politics. This was not your neighborhood Barnes & Noble. However, that number has plummeted over the years, and today only around a dozen remain in North America.
While these shops used to fill a specific demand, the advent of the Internet, the Kindle and competitive pricing at major retailers has made such niche materials much more accessible.
So do we even need feminist bookstores anymore? While it’s certainly become easier to buy feminist materials elsewhere, many would argue that it is much harder to replicate the sense of community and solidarity once provided by these regional institutions.
Happy Lipstick Day! 😙 These are my faves:
For more recommendations & swatches of lipsticks, check out powderdoom’s lipstick tag.