Join the Happy Bodies book club!
The Happy Bodies reading list, including thoughts and reviews, is in progress here. Feel free to comment with suggestions!
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, Eve Ensler, ed.
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Beauty Queens by Libby Bray
Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States by Rickie Solinger
–Post: Is Choice the Right Question?
The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater, Samantha Schoech and Lisa Taggart, ed.
–Post: Tight Sweaters: Navel Attire
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg.
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
–Post: PETA: blurg
“Good Girls”/”Bad Girls”: Women Sex and Power in the Nineties, Nan Bauer Maglin and Donna Perry, ed.
Home Girls Make Some Noise!: Hip-hop Feminism Anthology by Gwendolyn D. Pough.
–Book Review: Possibly the Greatest Book Ever
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, Paul Loeb, ed.
Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby
The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti
–Post: watch out for da sperminator. (and other constructions of sexuality)
–Post: Quick hit: The Politics of Purity
–Post: “Oral sex is the new goodnight kiss”
The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight by Michelle M. Lelwica
The Ultimate Guide to Sex & Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness by Cory Silverburg, Miriam Kaufman, and Fran Odette
Whipping Girl by Julia Serano.
–Post: Reconsidering Feminism
The Women and the Men by Nikki Giovanni
Also Check out Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center library.