3 New Books That Will Make You Want to Fight the Patriarchy
A year ago today, the Women’s March was a movement seen and heard throughout the world. In hundreds of cities on all seven continents, over five million people marched in support of women’s rights, hoping for a beginning to true equality and an end to rape culture. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increasing groundswell that has included sudden attention to the #MeToo movement and a partial overhaul of the entertainment industry, where long-standing accusations of sexual coercion and assault are finally being believed. This is only a start, though; renewed attacks on rights and freedoms, as well as a desperate need for intersectionality in feminism, demand constant, thoughtful vigilance. The three new works in this week’s book club do what issue-based writing does best: The novels take reality and spin it into breathtaking, cautionary allegory, and a memoir takes a personal experience and makes it universal. Together, they’ll convince you that fighting the patriarchy is a full-time job, but a meaningful one.