A Woman’s Place | Arts and Humanities, April 1, 2016

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A compelling account of a young woman architect growing up and living in Syria; a compact but thorough introduction to a surprisingly persistent question: where are the women architects?

We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler | LJ Review


Zeisler, Andi. We Were Feminists Once: From Riot GRRRL to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. PublicAffairs. May 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781610395892. $26.99; ebk ISBN 9781610395908. SOC SCI  Zeisler (cofounder & creative director, Bitch Media) explores feminism’s current surge in pop culture popularity while questioning whether the increased visibility truly advances women’s […]

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister | LJ Review


In this compelling narrative, Traister investigates how scores of single women have contributed to important social and political movements that have changed U.S. history—before and after Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

Feminism, the Security State, & the Internet | Social Science Previews, May 2016, Pt. 3


Bennett, Jessica. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Harper Wave. May 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780062439789. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062439796. WORKPLACE CULTURE Here’s the next in the new wave of feminist manifestos, joining Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, and more, inspired by a group of friends who meet […]

Nonfiction from Tom Jones and Nugent on Feminism | Xpress Reviews


The honesty and openness with which Tom Jones shares his life and career make it a must-read; witty, entertaining, and frequently painfully relatable, Nugent’s work is a must-read for younger women

Fiction and Fantasy for Moderns | Classic Returns


This month’s Classic Returns column features earlier novels by current fan favorites; a reissued family saga; a tale of second chances; and two collections from the “Oddly Modern Fairy Tales” series published by Princeton University.

Reference: ereviews | January 2013

Reviews of The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs and Defining Gender databases.