“The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote”

“Verily the way of the reformer is hard.” -Carrie Catt I am embarrassed to say I never knew much about the effort to obtain women’s suffrage, only that it was probably difficult to obtain. "The Woman’s Hour" introduced me to the key players who fought for women's suffrage- Carrie Catt, Alice Paul, Sue White, Betty... Continue Reading →

Not finishing a book

I made a decision that I honestly didn’t think I ever would - I decided to stop reading a book because I didn’t like it. It was a hard decision especially since I told myself that it was something I would never do - I feel like only other bookish people will understand. There is... Continue Reading →

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution

“But I will not glorify those aspects of my culture which injured me and which have injured me in the name of protecting me” -Gloria Anzaldua Mona Eltahawy’s debut book discusses the key areas that she believes are standing in between freedom and subjugation for women in Islamic North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Although... Continue Reading →

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Francis FitzGerald’s give us a very comprehensive book on the history of the white evangelical movement in America, from the First Great Awakening to today. She lays the groundwork with introducing the movements of the Great Awakenings, where we first see the various ideologies born that will influence the future of this group. She then... Continue Reading →

Taking Note: Fast Facts From “The Evangelicals…”

I have been reading "The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America". It tracks the rise of white evangelicals in America beginning with the First Great Awakening (1730s). It is a BIG book, one of the biggest I have read since Harry Potter(yeah, I know kind of sad but it has been good challenge) at about... Continue Reading →

Fascism: A Warning

“In hindsight, it is tempting to dismiss every Fascist of this era as a thoroughly bad guy or a lunatic, but that is too easy, and by inducing complacency, also dangerous. Fascism is not an exception to humanity, but part of it.” Albright’s book is a comprehensive look at recent history regarding the rise and... Continue Reading →

The Barefoot Woman

The Barefoot Woman by Scholastique Mukasonga is a penetrating story of how a daughter saw her mother desperately attempting to keep her family alive while also trying to keep some semblance of normalcy in their forced relocation prior to the infamous Rwandan genocide. The spotlight was on Mukasonga’s mother, Stefania, with a stage set of... Continue Reading →

What I Can’t Wait For in 2019

Gender Politics Coming out in May, "Sexual Consent" provides an introduction to sexual consent, how it is practiced on the day to day basis, how popular culture affects our view of consent and feminist thoughts behind the growing #MeToo movement. I am always down for a good gender politics book! I am excited to read... Continue Reading →

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