FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor’s Defiant Dreams

Sola Mahfouz was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1996, the year the Taliban took over her country for the first time. They banned television and photographs, presided over brutal public executions, and turned the clock backward on women’s rights, practically imprisoning women within their own homes and forcing them to wear all-concealing burqas. At age

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A Comprehensive Syllabus for Black Women Taught Us by Jenn M. Jackson, PhD, Now Available

In Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism, Jenn M. Jackson, PhD, sets the record straight about Black women’s longtime movement organizing, theorizing, and coalition building in the name of racial, gender, and sexual justice in the United States and abroad. Based in part on a course they teach at Syracuse University,

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Rachel Feder’s The Darcy Myth

Love Is a HAUNTED HOUSE or, What Pride and Prejudice Would Look Like as a Horror Novel We know (and Jane knew) that Austen’s classic romances are deeply influenced by the Gothic, by the horror and terror of late-eighteenth-century popular fiction. Because Jane Austen is such an influential figure in the history of the novel,

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Revealing a Black Feminist History Long Erased — A Message from Author Jenn M. Jackson, PhD

Contributed by Jenn M. Jackson, PhD, author of Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism and an award-winning professor of political science at Syracuse University. I’ll never forget the way it felt when I first learned that there was no Black Feminist History course offered at my undergraduate university. This elite institution

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The Darcy Myth author Rachel Feder on Feminist Manifestos You Can Fit in Your Purse

By: Rachel Feder When my new book, The Darcy Myth: Jane Austen, Literary Heartthrobs, and the Monsters They Taught Us to Love, came out this November, I was doing what I usually do in November: teaching a course on Jane Austen. This one was a senior seminar with a brilliant and hilarious group of students

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Do You Teach Women’s and Gender Studies?

You can search for books across this discipline through our course lists, which cover Introduction to Women’s Studies, Introduction to Gender Studies, Race, Class, Gender, Gender and Violence, Sociology of Women, Women and Health, and more.   Introduction to Women’s Studies Introduction to Gender Studies   Race, Class, Gender   Gender and Violence   Sociology of

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Titles for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

We are sharing books for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which takes place on November 25th. Violence against women is an international issue that affects women interpersonally and within their own communities. The United Nations outlines the different situations in which violence against women can occur. This collection provides personal stories

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Titles for Transgender Awareness Week

For Transgender Awareness Week, which takes place November 13th – November 19th we are sharing books by and about transgender people. Their stories and experiences give insight on the joy they feel in living as their true selves and the discrimination they face. Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th is an observance that honors

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Cat Bohannon’s Eve

In this myth-busting, eye-opening landmark account of how humans evolved, Cat Bohannon offers a paradigm shift in our thinking about what the female body is, how it came to be, and how this evolution still shapes all our lives today.   Chapter 1 Milk No sooner had the notion of the Flood subsided, Than a

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