Tag Archives: Feminism

The Female Persuasion

book cover of The Female PersuasionIn Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel, The Female Persuasion, Greer Kadetsky has a life-changing encounter when she meets renowned feminist and author Faith Frank at a college lecture. Greer has always been ambitious, excelling at school, yet shy and afraid to speak her mind. In Faith, she finds a mentor who gives her the confidence to use her voice. When Greer lands her dream job working at Faith’s women’s foundation, Loci, she is excited to help women share their stories and shine a light on issues such as pay inequality and workplace harassment. But Greer’s idealistic view of Loci is put to the test when she discovers the venture capital firm funding the foundation has been involved in some shady practices. Continue reading

The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley

geekKameron Hurley’s Geek Feminist Revolution collects some of the author’s best essays on the feminism in the science fiction and fantasy communities, including her Hugo Award-winning essay “We Have Always Fought”. A published science fiction author herself, Hurley brings an insider perspective to the ongoing problems of sexism and the alienation of women within these communities and beyond. Continue reading