Women’s Liberation!

Writings that Inspired a Revolution & Still Can by Alix Kates Shulman (Editor), Honor Moore (Editor)

I received a free copy of Women’s Liberation! from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review – many thanks!

Women's Liberation! edited by Alix Kates Shulman, Honor Moore; book cover
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This is a collection of feminist essays, ranging from the 60s to the 90s.

For a while now I’ve been wanting to find out more about the history of feminism. While I’m normally not a huge fan of essay collections, I thought it might be a good way to approach this topic.

And I’m glad I did. The editors of Women’s Liberation! clearly put a lot of thought and effort into collecting and combining all these wonderful essays.
It was an interesting experience to listen to the voices of women who were (and are in some cases) part of the movement. Many of these essays were very thought-provoking and made clear to me how far we’ve come. But also how much still needs to be done.

As is often the case for me with non-fiction (especially essay collections), some were more interesting to me than others. That’s not the book’s fault though. I’d even say it’s a point in the book_s favour, as there’s something of interest to everybody in this huge collection.

I can highly recommend Women’s Liberation! to anybody interested in the history of feminism.

I’ve read a lot about feminism these past couple of month and I’m glad I could add this essay collection to my list. It’s such an important topic, and we should all aim to learn more about our own history.

Are you interested in feminism? Which books can you recommend? Do you have any favouite female authors?

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