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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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We teach girls to be likable, and not to be a #maneater. I believe, like Adichie says, that this does a disservice to girls and women.

@Robothugs @Cinfhen

SexyCajun Exactly 😡 5y
Blaire Yasss! 5y
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WhatDeeReads I want to eat all the men. Listen to all the bones crunch. #maybetoographic #reallyangryrightnow 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookNerd9906 Yaaasssss! I‘ll raise you one. #fuckthepatriarchy 5y
Maria514626 Karma‘s a bitch. #fightthepatriarchy 5y
alisiakae I‘m so tired of hearing the good ‘ol white boys club tell women and people of color to sit down and shut up. #fuckthepatriarchy 5y
Cinfhen Once again my favorite #badass #RebelReader 💪🏼💄💋 5y
Prairiegirl_reading @WhatDeeReads yes!!! Get at it! 💜 5y
BibliOphelia @BarbaraTheBibliophage @WhatDeeReads @4thhouseontheleft You all give my broken, angry heart hope. ✊ 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Maria514626 Yes, it is. For me, I have to work on creating that karma. So I‘m fighting hard for our democratic challenger to a puke-inducing, NRA-sponsored republican Congressman. He is my local example of an old boys club, and I live in a deeply red district. So I‘m trying to manage my expectations, but also proud that our challenger is polling within 9 points of the incumbent. #startlocal #getoutthevote #getinvolved #fightthepateiarchy 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Amen sistah. Couldn‘t agree more. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen That‘s me, baby. All about badass. 💕 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookNerd9906 @BibliOphelia We gotta stick together!! 💪🏼👊🏽👊🏾💪🏻 5y
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Half the Sky | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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This book was recently recommended to me by a friend. After reading the reviews on #Litsy it just moved way up my #tbr list. #shepersisted

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is so good, and inspiring. 5y
BookNerd9906 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good. I need some inspiration. Another heartbreaking decision for women in America, I‘m feeling defeated. (edited) 5y
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This came through my library a few weeks ago and suddenly I feel like taking up cross-stitch. #fightthepatriarchy #shepersisted

hermyknee Yes! 5y
mdemanatee I got this for me my Mom last XMas! 😂 5y
jlabombard10315 I love cross stitching and now I really want to check this book out! 5y
Ostaff1 I wonder if I could persuade my DD to take up cross stitch with this! 😂 5y
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Very good. Looks like I‘m going to get more and more pissed off as I read though. 😡🤬 I anticipate lots and lots of cussing 🤬 #NetGalley #ARC #ShePersisted

Hooked_on_books I really liked this one. It‘s maddening for sure. 5y
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I‘m home visiting family this week- the family that I have to absolutely bite my tongue the whole time I‘m around, because they‘re all-in Trump supporters. I took a break to go work out with my best friend‘s daughter tonight, so I silently voiced my own opinion... #imtheblacksheep #shepersisted

Samplergal Speak truth. ❤️ 5y
RebelReader I feel ya! Where I worked there was me and one other HRC supporter and the rest Trumpers. It was so hard after the election. We practically cried in each other‘s offices every day for weeks! 😩 I‘m still crying on the inside and I‘m afraid we are in for the whole 8 years! 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 5y
Branwen I feel your struggle. My whole family supports trump and its just so hard to be around them. 😟 Hang in there! Your litsy family has your back! 💕 5y
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mrozzz I‘m the same in my family 😣 @NovelGirl82 @Branwen 5y
Branwen @mrozzz *hugs* 💞 5y
kspenmoll Hugs to you- I am lucky to not have any close family as Trumpets. 💕 5y
VeganCleopatra 😱 you poor woman! Stay strong. 5y
NovelGirl82 @RebelReader Ugh! That‘s awful! @Branwen @mrozzz It‘s so hard when they can‘t even just agree to disagree on things. They have to be right, and I just can‘t agree with them. Thanks for understanding! @kspenmoll @VeganCleopatra Thanks for the support! 😘 5y
mrozzz I know how that is! My grandfather believes I and everyone my age are all brainwashed and that we can‘t think for ourselves and we‘ll learn to be Republican later in life... and then he tells me how I just need to watch Fox News and then we can talk... OY. It‘s a nightmare trying to say anything about anything. 5y
mrozzz Thank you @Branwen 💜 5y
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I did it! Way off schedule, but I finished the #dunebuddyread ! It has been on my #TBR for a very long time,and this would not have happened without Litsy! This is Paul‘s precocious,younger sister who decides to give Grandfather what he deserves! It took me quite a while to get in the flow with this book, but eventually, I did start turning the pages faster! I liked the strong women characters and the riding of those worms!!!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Glad you can cross this one off the list! And what the heck, this girl has an old man‘s forehead ... 😜 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! You did it! That‘s wonderful. I‘m glad you found it at least somewhat page turning by the end. #ShePersisted 5y
Suet624 I don‘t usually go for sci fi but I loved Dune. So glad you got to read it. 5y
DivineDiana @Suet624 Thank you! I am too! 5y
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March is #NationalWomensHistoryMonth. Are any of you planning to read any particular books to celebrate?? I tend to read books written by #femaleauthors anyway, but I think I‘ll throw in a #feminist book for good measure 🤗📚Any book recommendations??? 🙋🏻‍♀️

#CelebrateWomen #WomensHistory #EqualRights #Equality #Diversity #Women #FemaleAuthors #FemaleCharacters #Activism #Feminism #Respect #Fairness #Equal #ShePersisted #NationalWomensMonth2018

Bourriquet76 My reading habits are similar. I‘m about due for a reread of Handmaid‘s Tale. 6y
Jess7 I haven‘t read that one yet and have been wanting to for some time. Maybe we can read it together and discuss! @Bourriquet76 6y
rwmg When I reckoned it up I found that just taking books as they come my M/F ratio was about 2:1 but then last year when I made a conscious effort to give women writers priority the M/F ratio was about 1:2, so this year I'm making women writers a priority every other month. 6y
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kgriffith Tag me if you share a book list, I‘m working on the LibraryThing page for March! Example: Feb‘s Black History Month page: https://librarything.libguides.com/book-lists-02-18 6y
TheResistance I've just started reading 'Notes of a Crocodile' (female original author and female translator = twice the fempowerment?). 6y
MissAimz_55 I noticed that I tend to read more women authors. I am reading Nasty Women right now (book of essays about living in a world with trump as the president). I also am going to read Pussy! A Reclamation. I have Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay and Rad American Women A-Z on my Libby shelf. 6y
MissAimz_55 I just added How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, What She Ate by Laura Shapiro, and Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman to my TBR list but i don't know if I'll get to them this month. 6y
jenniferw88 If you would like a British history book may I suggest this one? 6y
mhillis Yes, I‘m planning to read books by and about women! First up 6y
sprainedbrain I‘m reading Red Clocks (like you!) and I‘m planning to read two of the books the Reading 1001 group I participate in has chosen for Women‘s History Month: Wild Swans by Jung Chang and Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro. 6y
Kristelh I am hoping to read Out of Africa for #1001Diversity Challenge for Women‘s History. #Reading1001. 6y
staci.reads Fiction...Handmaid's Tale most definitely! Nonfiction...Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay or Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates! 6y
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This is a deceptively simple, beautiful modern fable.


She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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If you pick up a copy of this week‘s Time, you‘ll see an old student of mine from way back when I taught tenth grade: Anna, who‘s running for state rep and is part of the 2018 class of women aiming to change the status quo. #shepersisted annaforflorida.com

Jess7 👏👏👏👏 6y
Christine Fantastic!! 6y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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"Spirit!" said Scrooge, shuddering from head to foot. "I see, I see. The case of this unhappy man might be my own. My life tends that way, now. Merciful Heaven, what is this!"
#christmascarolbuddyread #shepersisted

Bklover This was a great buddyread! 6y
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