Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day as well as the “Day without a Woman” protest arranged by the organizers of the Women’s March. March as a whole is also Women’s History Month. In honor of these events, I thought I would share with you lovely readers some of my favorite female activist authors. Some were authors first, some activists first, but all deserve to be celebrated. Continue reading Daily Geekette’s Favorite Activist Authors
Just hours before arriving at my school, prominent feminist author Roxane Gay shared the tweet “No matter what, I still worry before a reading, ‘What if no one comes?’” In truth, she had nothing to worry about. By the time she arrived, the auditorium was packed.
Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist is probably the feminist book I have been waiting for without even realizing I was waiting for it. The further I got into it, the more excited I became. I wish I had read Bad Feminist sooner, if only so I could have already been recommending it to friends for several months already, because that is certainly what I will be doing now. Like any good feminist text (in my opinion), Bad Feminist alternately made me want to laugh, cry, and reevaluate my life choices. Gay’s writing is honest and approachable, but she isn’t afraid to pull punches and be brutally honest when needed. She is constantly reminding us that her reactions and feelings about these topics are hers, and not necessarily ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ – but they are how she feels, and even if she is a bad feminist, that is better than “no feminist at all.”