Best feminist books ever

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On March 8, 2018 it was International Women's Day, but not one more. A day that brought together all the women of the world in pursuit of an equality that, despite approaching, still suffers in many aspects and rights. These following best feminist books ever join the cause to discover great and brave stories.

The best feminist books in history

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale

Thanks to the recommended Hulu series starring Elizabeth moss, the world rediscovered one of the great feminist and dystopian books of the last decades. Released in 1985 to great critical and bestselling success, The Handmaid's Tale, by Canadian Margaret Atwood, takes us to a future in which infertility leads a totalitarian society to use women as slaves to perpetuate the life of humanity. Skinny and tough, the novel has become a benchmark of the feminist wave.

A Room of Your Own, by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's own room

Virginia Woolf it was one of the first writers to defend the feminist movement in a decade like the 20s in which the right of women to vote in England would usher in a revolution supported by works like A Room to Write. The essay, made up of various lectures given by Woolf in late 1928 at Cambridge University, advocates the economic and ideological independence of women so that she can fulfill herself and have time to develop artistically.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The purple color of Alice Walker

Adapted in 1985 by Steven Spielberg in the famous movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Purple color vindicates the freedom of slaves and women alike. Set in the early XNUMXth century, the novel follows in the footsteps of Celie, a young woman who becomes pregnant with her father and is sold to a man who physically and psychologically abuses her, keeping her separated from her sister. Alice Walker's novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, making its author one of the great ambassadors of feminist letters in recent years.

We should all be feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

During the TED Talk that Nigerian Ngozi Adichie convened in 2013, the definition of feminism changed forever. A testimony collected months later in We should all be feminists, a short and agile essay in which the author of works such as Americanah tells us about his vision of equality, one in which the opposite sex is not degraded and the woman can continue to have the same rights as the man wearing their best heels. One of the best feminist books of recent years.

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The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's second sex

After its publication in 1949, this essay became a success, transcending as one of the feminism flagship books. Throughout its pages, Simone de Beauvoir reflects on the nature of women and how their current image is born from the projection of it in front of society. The perfect base through which to analyze the differences between men and women, encouraging the latter to recover their criteria and be the type of person they once wanted.

Lee The second sex.

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's bell jar

The only novel by the American poet Sylvia Plath It was launched in the UK a week before the author's suicide after turning on the gas in her kitchen. A story in which its protagonist, Esther, is the most popular young woman in high school and the envy of all girls, seeing her future stardom decline in pursuit of decisions that she never manages to make and to which her bad relationships with men are added. arrogant and misogynistic. The psychological profile of the protagonist was, at times, compared to an author affected by bipolarity and depression, leaving as a testimony a semi-autobiography that would go down to posterity.

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The monologues of the vagina, by Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler's vagina monologues

In 1996, writer Eve Ensler started a chat with her friends that led to a series of stories that she would baptize asThe monologues of the vagina, considered superior to the penis since it is connected to the clitoris, the only organ that is responsible for giving pleasure. The play, which transcribes verbatim monologues of an "angry" and "slapped vagina" was adapted to the theater and became a success in 2001 after its performance at Madison Square Garden with artists such as Queen Latifah, Winona Ryder and Marisa. Tomei, unleashing subsequent functions in other languages ​​throughout different countries of the world.

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

Shortly before the publication of Jane Eyre in 1847, Charlotte Brontë decided to use the pseudonym Currer Bell In a time when being a writer was not so well regarded. The course of his career would change when the work became an instant best-seller. Of an autobiographical nature, Jane Eyre tells the life of a young woman who, after going through different orphanages and hardships, becomes the governess of the daughter of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. The work is considered one of the first feminist novels in history.

The Myth of Beauty, by Naomi Wolf

The myth of the beauty of Naomi Wolf

Considered by many to be one of key essays for understanding feminism, Wolf's book published in 1990 opened a new debate about the consequences of the progressive empowerment of women: their physical appearance. In a world where eating disorders and plastic surgery operations are on the rise, Wolf analyzes the image of a woman imprisoned by a superficiality dictated by society itself and mass communication.

We recommend the beauty Myth.

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Published in 1813 anonymously, Pride and prejudice presents us with the situation of some Bennet sisters desperate to belong to a man who supports them. All but one: Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who prefers to analyze her own wishes rather than marry. The problem comes when Mr. Darcy, one of the wealthiest men in the area, sows numerous contradictions in the protagonist around his figure. A classic, just as delicious as the 2005 film adaptation starring Keira Knightley.

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    I read "The Country of Women" and "The Inhabited Woman", both by Gioconda Belli, a Nicaraguan writer. Alice Munro also writes a lot about women.

  2.   Angel Navarro Pardinas said

    Agnes Gray, by Anne Bronte