Happy women day 2020!

So once again it’s International Women’s Day and I wanted to do what I did last year and talk about some amazing books by amazing women. I’m going to talk about 4 more books that you should add to you TBR this Women’s Day to help inspire you and make you think. 

No One Is Too Small To Make A DIfference by Greta Thunberg

So what’s it about?

No one is too small to make a difference is small but a powerful book, much like the girl herself. Filled with speeches she’s made over the years, Thumberg talks about how change is coming and how we can be part of that. 

And why I want to read it.

I love Thunberg a lot, what she stands for and how she helps to spread this info. I think this is a book everyone should read not just because it’s an inspirational woman writing it but because it speaks to you on so many levels. 

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

So what’s it about? 

Written by prostitutes Revolting Prostitutes is a research papers that pushes the sex workers so often talkes about right into the middle of the conversation. We talk about them so much yet not with them and I think it’s important to include them. Smith and Mac talks about why sex work needs to be decrimalised and how they refuse to be drawn into binary positions on the “morality” of sex work, arguing instead for greater compassion and understanding of the fact that a “familiar and mundane” need to make money tends to drive most people to sell sex

And why I want to read it. 

I love books like this, I think it’s so important not to make assumptions about a group of people if they aren’t allowed at the table. Books like this are so important and need to be taken seriously. 

Burn it Down: Women Writing About Anger edited by Lily Dancyger

So what’s it about?

Burn it down is a collection of 22 essays by women who talk about what it’s like to live in anger in a world that trivialises and dismisses woman’s emotions. An overarching theme throughout the book is rage and grief about male anger and violence, proof if any were needed that this continues to be a significant barrier to women’s progress.

And why I want to read it. 

We’ve all been there as women, when we’ve been so angry and frustrated and felt just so alone. A book like this is needed, showing you that it’s ok to feel the emotions and how other people have felt them too. 

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez

So what’s it about?

This is a book I saw yesterday at work and it instantly caught my attention. Invisible women talks about how the world around us is built to trip women up, Exposing the ways that economics, healthcare, education and entire cities are at best biased and at worst discriminatory. It’s a morbidly fascinating look at how half of the world’s population is often ignored. 

And Why I want to read it. 

As awful as this sounds I like morbidly fascinating books, I would rather be aware of things like this then live in a strange sort of naive where I still believe everything is ok. 

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Check out my last blog post here where I talk about world book day costumes and check out this post here from last year’s Women’s day and maybe consider subscribing to my newsletter on the right.

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