Feminist Fridays: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for discussing these issues, and may come in the form of book (or other media) reviews, link roundups, or my rambling thoughts essays. If you’d like to make a habit of discussing… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Feminist Fridays: A Review of Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent

This week I’m discussing Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent, published in 2006 by Penguin. I purchased a copy of this for one of my graduate classes (Anthropology 750: Cross-Cultural Perspective on Masculinity) but we only read an excerpt. I recently reread the entire book and was surprised by… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: A Review of Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent

Feminist Fridays: March 29, 2013

I’ve never participated in a meme or had regularly occurring feature, but I’m going to give it a shot and see if I can stick with it. I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: March 29, 2013

First Job + First Crush: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Love and other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo Published: December 11th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published in Australia as Good Oil in 2010) Source: local library Synopsis (Goodreads): Love is awkward, Amelia should know. From the moment she sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him.… Continue reading First Job + First Crush: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Is This What It’s Come To?: Sexy Feminism by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph

Sexy Feminism by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph  Published: March 12th 2013 by Mariner Books Source: ARC from Publisher Synopsis (Goodreads): Not your mother’s feminism! A humor-filled action plan for an accessible, cool, and, yes, even sexy brand of 21st-century feminism A Mariner Original Paperback Feminism can still seem like an abstract idea that is… Continue reading Is This What It’s Come To?: Sexy Feminism by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudulph