Feminist book club is for everybody!

Did you love Reading Rainbow? Do you love bell hooks? Well you are in LUCK, my friend:

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Do you want to know how to talk to your dad about feminism? Hi, my name is Nikki, and I’m here to talk to you about a great book called Feminism is for Everybody, by bell hooks. Some people think feminism is really scary. bell hooks wrote this book because she wanted a simple handbook for people to share with their family and friends to teach them about why everybody should be concerned with stopping sexism, and why ‘feminism’ shouldn’t be a scary word for anybody, at all, even your dad. bell hooks says feminism is about liberation from violence, spirituality and equal rights. But most of all, it’s about love. In other words, feminism is for everybody! What I liked about this book is that it’s pretty short, and easy to read, so give it to your dad! But you don’t have to take my word for it. Go to your local library, and pick it up today!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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