The term feminist has recently come to the forefront of popular culture with the media asking famous young women to define or identify what feminism means to them. Feminism has been defined as, "The advocacy of womens rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes." (x) The following list of available titles in books, movies and music will empower, engage, encourage, explore and inspire feminist ideas.
Tomboy, by Liz Prince a graphic novel based on Liz’s personal experience with non-conformity.
Rookie Yearbooks One, Two and Three edited by Tavi Gevinson. Articles, photographs, art and interviews from the Rookie online magazine. Tavi Gevinson started blogging at age 12 and founded the website Rookie in 2011 aimed at teenage girls.
Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks. Gloria Jean Watkins, also known as Bell Hooks, is one of today's most prolific writers and activists on issues of gender, race and capitalism.
The Punk Singer - A Film about Kathleen Hanna. Best known as the singer for the band Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, this film also documents Hanna's involvement in the Riot Grrl movement of the 1990's.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. As well as containing incredible footage of the civil rights and black power movements, the interviews with feminist and social activist Angela Davis are powerful and relevant to our current political and social climate.
The Guerrilla Girls' bedside companion to the history of Western art. The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of women artists exploring the domination of male art over generations.
Music titles created by women artists:
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah. Part one (4th world war).
Lorde - Pure Heroine.
Lila Downs - La Sanduga.
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