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Feministing Reads: Caroline Fredrickson’s Under the Bus

With her book Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over (The New Press, May 2015) Caroline Fredrickson joins a growing cadre of writers who are analyzing the precarious economic status of women workers in the United States.

With her book Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over (The New Press, May 2015) Caroline Fredrickson joins a growing cadre of writers who are analyzing the precarious economic status of ...

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Feministing Reads: Ian Millhiser’s Injustices

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s food chain: the United States Supreme Court. 

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s ...

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Feministing Reads: George Hodgman’s Bettyville

In tender and often hilarious prose, George Hodgman’s memoir, Bettyville (Viking, March 2015), describes his experience moving from Manhattan to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to live with his aging and ill mother, Betty.

In tender and often hilarious prose, George Hodgman’s memoir, Bettyville (Viking, March 2015), describes his experience moving from Manhattan to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to live with his aging and ill mother, Betty.

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Feministing Reads: Ai-jen Poo’s The Age of Dignity

With so much content accessible online today, the role of books has evolved. Books serve not just as substantive contributions — they are also events around which social movements can rally. So it is no surprise that one of the leading progressive organizers of our time, Ai-jen Poo, has written a book that helps clarify and amplify the mission and vision of her movement, the movement for domestic workers’ rights. 

With so much content accessible online today, the role of books has evolved. Books serve not just as substantive contributions — they are also events around which social movements can rally. So it is no surprise that ...

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Feministing Reads: Beatriz Preciado’s Pornotopia

Late one night in 2001, philosopher and occasional insomniac Beatriz Preciado was watching TV to fall back asleep when suddenly Hugh Hefner — also in pajamas, also lying in bed — appeared on the screen. He was giving an interview from bed, which seemed strange.

Late one night in 2001, philosopher and occasional insomniac Beatriz Preciado was watching TV to fall back asleep when suddenly Hugh Hefner — also in pajamas, also lying in bed — appeared on the screen. He ...

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Feministing Reads: Eula Biss’s On Immunity

Last week I went to my pharmacy with the intention of getting my first flu shot. While waiting, I had the bad idea to search “flu shot conspiracy theories” on my phone, and I read them until I was convinced not only that the flu shot might kill me, but that I was also already dead.

Last week I went to my pharmacy with the intention of getting my first flu shot. While waiting, I had the bad idea to search “flu shot conspiracy theories” on my phone, and I ...

Feministing Readz: Tales of Two Cities

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. 

Economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century emerged as the most prominent work addressing wealth inequality and the problems of capitalism this year. Capital provides data to demonstrate that the chasmic wealth inequality of today is unprecedented and is poised to only grow worse.

Piketty’s book, and works like it, satisfy the need for hard evidence of the problem of wealth inequality. They also satisfy the left (and by left I mean analytical) side of our brains. And that’s important — the notoriety of Piketty’s work positions the book to help influence dialogue about the problem of inequality as well as generate broader public awareness. A dispassionate work like ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. 

Economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century emerged as the most prominent work addressing wealth inequality and the problems of capitalism this year. Capital provides ...

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