Best books about feminism

There are, to be fair, tons of excellent books about feminism. But, here are the classics and essentials, to include in any essential feminist reading list.

(Photo: AK Rockefeller/flickr)
(Photo: AK Rockefeller/flickr)

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
This groundbreaking 1963 book gave name to the institutional undermining, socialization of women to keep them in the home, growing frustrations, historical patterns of sexism and gave women a clear path to fighting assumptions and expectations to reclaim their lives.

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
The English translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s landmark work is a powerful examination of the Western notion of femininity and inequality.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf
Challenging the relationship between beauty and female identity, Wolf explores the dangerous social control that comes with the endless cycle in the quest for physical perfection, self-consciousness and self-hatred.

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