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Published on Sep 26, 2018 by Rebecca Hussey

Written for BookRiot

10 New Books on Anger, Feminism, and Unruly Women


Anger is in the air, and with good reason. If ever there was a time for unruly women, this is it.

Currently, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings for a spot on the Supreme Court are taking place. His confirmation could mean a lot of very bad things, including the end of marriage equality and abortion rights. The #metoo movement has offered women some hope that change is on the way, but it has also made many of us more acutely aware of how much our culture is saturated with misogyny. Women are ready for change, but progress is slow and halting. For every bigwig sexual harasser brought down, there is an incident like the sexist response to Serena Williams’s anger that shows us how far we have to go.

Fortunately for us, there is a large crop of books out in 2018 about feminism, anger, and unruly women. Want some historical context for today’s feminist issues? Need some inspiration to keep fighting for justice and equality? You are in luck, because the books below are exactly what you’re looking for.

A POLITICALLY INCORRECT FEMINIST: CREATING A MOVEMENT WITH BITCHES, LUNATICS, DYKES, PRODIGIES, WARRIORS, AND WONDER WOMEN BY PHYLLIS CHESLER

Phyllis Chesler is a veteran of the feminist movement from the 1960s and ’70s, and this book is a memoir and a look back at the women who made that movement happen. It’s a helpful introduction to many major figures of second-wave feminism and an argument that powerful women can change the world.


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