Thursday, July 10, 2014

Must-read literature about women’s rights: book list with pictures

Despite that fact that in many countries women’s rights are established by law, a lot of people, both man and women, ignore the basic standards of gender equality and (we hope that they just) forget to respect  the women’s rights and freedoms. We don’t even mean the right to vote, to work, to own property, to have education or to have marital or parental rights. We mean deeper issues, like stereotypes about what women should do or what woman’s work is.

If you are bored of reading philosophical tractates of Mary Wollstonecraft, Betty Friedan, Shulamith Firestone, Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis, look carefully through our list –its non-fiction literature with brilliant plots and breathtaking manner of storytelling.

1. ‘’The Second Sex’’ by Simone de Beauvoir

2. “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler

3. "Field Work In Ukrainian Sex" by Oksana Zabuzhko

4. “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women” by Naomi Wolf 

5. "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan

6.  ""The Lesbian Body" by Monique Wittig 

7. "The Cleft" by Doris Lessing

8. "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf

9. "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

compiled & designed by Iuliia Zadorozhnia

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