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The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century By Amia Srinivasan Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250858795
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Published: Picador - September 20th, 2022

Srinivasan has written a moving and reflective exploration of some of the biggest topics within feminism today, with nuance and great consideration of multiple points of view. Her analyses of incel culture, the rights of sex workers, pornography, the relationships between students and professors, and the role of intersectional thinking within each are provocative and thorough. You will continue to ponder each of these essays long after you've finished the collection. 


Review by Sofia

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution By Sara Marcus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061806360
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 28th, 2010

Hindsight is 20/20, and looking back at the RiotGrrl movement of the 90s reveals as many flaws as it does strengths - it was a safe space for women tackling issues of sexuality, violence, and anger during a political period when teenage girl autonomy was the monster lurking under the bed of puritanical America. But only a safe space predominately for girls of a certain type (white, cisgender, straight.) Despite the shortcomings, the DIY culture it sparked continued on, and the doors it opened for women to scream their hearts out into microphones still reverberates today in bands that break the mold that Riotgrrl created. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights By Juno Mac, Molly Smith Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781786633613
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Published: Verso - March 3rd, 2020

The Nordic Model vs legalization vs decriminalization. Brothel laws, immigration policy, anti-trafficking and exiting programs, FOSTA-SESTA. This primer - built from the authors and countless others' experiences - explores all the concepts, failures, and possibilities tied within the way society handle the taboo world of sex work, as well as the labor rights its workers deserve. 


Review by Sarah C.

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Sisters in Hate: American Women and White Extremism By Seyward Darby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316487788
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 2021

The phrase 'white nationalism' can dredge up a lot of images for people - angry beige men outlined in the glow of tiki torches or homemade militias kitted out in ill-fitting camo and American flags. In this study of three distinct women of white supremacy, the insidious nature of white women and their complicity in violent rhetoric is brought to the light, despite their best attempts to shield it in 'traditional feminine values' like baking and the pure art of... polka dancing? So much for the superior race. 


Review by Sarah C.