Originally Posted by noob in 89
Maybe now's a good time to ask for some, I dunno, "good" book recommendations, as far as things with a modern feminist slant. I know (i hope) this thread is meant to skewer extremism or narcissism more than anything....but I can't help but to feel a little guilty.
Anyway, I can attest that Roxane Gay is a really cool and generous person, and I was not surprised to find out her books are really kick-ass as well. Any others we cool books we should be reading?
Along those lines, I've met Megan Daum (close friend of a close friend), who's a cool person and good writer. A lot of her stuff isn't about feminism at all, although she does touch on it and seems to get lumped into that category.
Beyond that, I'm not really sure what comprises modern feminism these days. I mostly read fiction. I like Margaret Atwood, can't stand Barbara Kingsolver. Thought Gone Girl
was clumsy, predictable, and transparently manipulative. Does that sort of thing count?
I did read Lean In
, just because I kept coming across op-ed pieces and blog entries that assumed familiarity with it. Hardly revelatory, but an easy decent, and sensible read.