Category Feminism

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The Turncoat by Donna Thorland

The debut novel by Donna Thorland is a sinful page-turner and impressive first installment of a planned trilogy called Renegades of the Revolution. The Turncoat follows a group of female spies during the American Revolution who operate in rural New Jersey and British-occupied Philadelphia by seducing unsuspecting Redcoat officers. Beautiful and cunning, the women relay Loyalist […]

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The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

“Now the world poured through her, wasted, down the drain. A woman is a hole, Alexandra had once read in the memoirs of a prostitute. In truth it felt less like being a hole than a sponge, a heavy squishy thing on this bed soaking out of the air all the futility and misery there […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen skirts that short on women. The skirts reach just below the knee and the legs come out from beneath them, nearly naked in their thin stockings, blatant, the high-heeled shoes with their straps attached to the feet like delicate instruments of torture. […] They wear lipstick, red, […]

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

“For it is a perennial puzzle why no woman wrote a word of that extraordinary literature when every other man, it seemed, was capable of song or sonnet.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own A Room of One’s Own is an essay Virginia Woolf originally gave as a series of lectures at two small […]

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Bad Girls Go Everywhere by Jennifer Scanlon

“Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City Helen Gurley Brown became the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965 with no experience in magazine publishing. The story of how this happened is, I think, reason enough to […]