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We Should All Be Feminists

Posted on 8th January 2018 by Martha Greengrass

Warning: the following books contain multiple, emphatic uses of the F-word. 

From inspirational reads for the game-changers of the future to the sharpest, wittiest, most exciting contemporary feminist writing in print today, we present ten essential reads. 

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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2017 - New bedtime reading for a generation that will shape the future. Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama.
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A unique collaboration between the Moomins, Oxfam and Waterstones, The Invisible Child will raise money for projects that fight inequality and help women and girls everywhere escape from poverty, abuse and neglect. Available exclusively through Waterstones, Oxfam and The Moomin Shop
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In this personal, eloquently argued essay Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now - a rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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“We have to retell stories of women’s power, re-evaluate what power is.” Acclaimed classicist Mary Beard presents a revolutionary manifesto for our time, exploring women in power from Medusa to Merkel and presenting a new feminist roadmap. Hard-hitting, unapologetic and wise.
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A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful, dystopian evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.
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A Waterstones Exclusive Gift Edition. Imagine a world where teenage girls awake one morning with extraordinary physical strength and power that outstrips their male counterparts. In Naomi Alderman’s The Power, the balance of the world is irrevocably altered overnight. Winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 is an ingenious and masterfully crafted piece of feminist science fiction.
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A new collection of essays in which bestselling author Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatise women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to rethink our everyday lives.
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Since 2013 Mihaela Noroc has travelled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs that celebrates women from across the globe and shows that beauty is everywhere, regardless of money, race or social status, and comes in many different sizes and colours.
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When you learn about (the very few) women in history, it's hard not to wonder: why do they seem so prim and proper? The truth is, (mostly male) historians keep glossing over the real details. Turning the tables, Buzzfeed's Hannah Jewell presents 100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.
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With contributions from trailblazing creative women including acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and many more, Little Black Book is a curation of essential wisdom and hard-won career insights. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice this is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you're just starting out or already have years of experience.
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Remember the activities of the Women's Social and Political Union and the Women’s Freedom League with our set of four suffragette badges.
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Little Feminist Playing Cards feature colourful illustrated portraits of real women who have made an historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to these important people in history with images that are fun and inspiring.
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