Women’s Equality Day Reading List

August 26, 2017 nyupressblog 1

A comprehensive list of all of our best feminist literature representing women and gender equality. From the Women’s Rights Movement to abortion rights to the early suffragists of New York City, this list covers all aspects of the female fight for equality.

What the Handmaid’s Tale Reminds Us About Gender Equality

July 10, 2017 nyupressblog 2

—Kara Ellerby
Despite all our ‘progress’ in women’s rights and gender equality, these same rights are still up for debate. Part of the problem is thinking that promoting some women is enough. If we fail to consider the rights of racial minorities and LGBTQ citizens and ignore class inequalities, then we fail at gender equality.

Same-gender-loving big men of color

June 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jason Whitesel
Bear culture for husky, hirsute gay men remains predominantly white. But three annual events, Heetizm Myami, Big Boy Pride, and Heavy Hitters Pride, focus on men of size and color, providing a space for celebration and solidarity.

Stonewall: Losses, Gains, Reflections

June 29, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Christina Crosby
Remembering Stonewall, the losses that come with the celebration of normalcy, and reconsidering pride as but an aspect of a movement for gay liberation and the ongoing struggle for sexual power and possibility.

The spirit of Pride

June 23, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Katherine McFarland Bruce
Since 1970, Pride parades have challenged the everyday cultural stigma of being queer in America, all with a flair and sense of fun absent from typical protests.

Risk

May 18, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Robert F. Reid-Pharr
We must reevaluate the strength of the words we produce, that we might produce work equal to the profound need and grand promise of our difficult and interesting times.

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