Feminist Book Club

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What we're about: This is a group for women - trans and non-trans - and non-binary and gender non-conforming folks of all genders.

Did you participate in the Women's March or believe in the principles of the march?

Do you listen to Double X podcast? or Pod Save America? Do you love books, comic books and movies with those strong female protagonists?

We started a Feminist Book Club to discuss topics of gender equity, feminism, current political climate. These books can make us laugh and cry and learn.

In-person meetings take place at the Cherry Hill Library and virtual meetings occur through Zoom.
You do not have to live in Cherry Hill to attend.

Questions? Email Tierney Miller, tmiller@chplnj.org


Upcoming Feminist Book Club Discussion

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VIRTUAL Zoom discussion
*REGISTER HERE.

Click Here to place a hold on this book from our catalog.

"The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age. In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economyIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy."

Other Memoirs we considered...

Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan
"A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender."

 

The Dragons, The Giant, The Women: A Memoir by Wayetu Moore
"An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States."

 

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Past Feminist Book Club Selections

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (December 9, 2020), Essays
"In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters."

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah (September 20, 2020), Fiction
"In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible."

Gender and Our Brains: How New Neurosciece Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds by Gina Rippon (June 2020), Nonfiction
"But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? And what does it mean for our brains?Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains."

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss (December 2019), Nonfiction
"At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss’s unforgettable book tells the story of the female leaders who—in the face of towering economic, racial, and political opposition—fought for and won American women's right to vote. Unfolding over six weeks in the summer of 1920, The Woman’s Hour is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times. So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate."

The Apology by Eve Ensler (September 2019), Fiction
"Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future."

Shrill by Lindy West (June 2019), Memoir
"Shrill weaves a politicized and deeply personal account of what it was like to grow up as Lindy and her many run-ins with the vast misogyny of the internet when she tried to challenge body norms, sexism and rape culture in comedy, and brazenly voiced her pro-choice opinions."

Vox by Christina Dalcher (March 2019), Fiction
"Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter."

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen (December 2019), Nonfiction
"Accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an 'acceptable' woman."

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (September 2018), Fiction

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae (June 2018), Memoir

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (April 2018), Fiction

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates (December 2017), Nonfiction

Moranifesto by Caitlyn Moran (September 2017), Essays

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (June 2017), Memoir

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (March 2017), Short Stories

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