Sărbătorim 8 martie așa cum știm noi mai bine: cu lectură. Propunem acum o listă de cărți scrise de femei, numai bune de devorat luna aceasta, pe care o numim simplu: Rebel Reading. Sunt cărți puternice, cu atitudine, care te pun pe gânduri și sunt cărți pe care, credem noi, ar trebui să le citești. Am ales un amestec de ficțiune și non-ficțiune și sperăm că te vor încânta și-ți vor atrage atenția.
Let’s do some Rebel Reading
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
In Lean In , Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business – looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world’s most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace. Learning to ‘lean in’ is about tackling the anxieties and preconceptions that stop women reaching the top – taking a place at the table, and making yourself a part of the debate.
The Power, Naomi Alderman
All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain – even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control. The Day of the Girls has arrived – but where will it end?
Feminist Fight Club, Jessica Bennet
Are you aged zero to infinity? Finished with the sexist status quo? Ready to kick ass and take names?Welcome to the Feminist Fight Club. You have lifetime membership.Feminist Fight Club provides an arsenal of weapons for surviving in an unequal world. You will learn how to fight micro-aggressions, correct unconscious bias, deal with male colleagues who can’t stop ‘manterrupting’ or ‘bro-propriating’ your ideas – and how to lean in without falling the f*ck over.Every woman needs this book – and they needed it yesterday.This is not a drill.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Francesca Cavallo , Elena Favilli
Vibrantly illustrated and truly inspirational, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls tells the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeannette Winterson
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
How to Be Both, Ali Smith
How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real – and all life’s givens get given a second chance.
How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
It’s a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain…Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking..
Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf
In the struggle for women’s equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence – women’s compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. This book exposes the tyranny of the beauty myth through the ages and its oppressive function in the home and at work, in literature and more.
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