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Michelle Obama Book

'Becoming' by Michelle Obama

Obama writes with a refreshing candor, as though her keen awareness of her celebrity is matched only by her eagerness to shed the exhausting veneer that helped enable her husband’s political rise. 

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'Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong' by Angela Saini

Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered.

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

It might seem ironic that the central figure in Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men is a man, but Perez argues convincingly that the “default male” is the figure our world is designed around.

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'Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead' by Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg forces you to open your eyes to the fact that women often hold themselves back from opportunities. She likens it to women choosing not to sit at the table and lean in when they deserve to; their achievements inspiring feelings of guilt and “the imposter syndrome” when instead they should produce celebration and pride.

feminist life book

'Living a Feminist Life' by Sara Ahmed 

In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work.

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'The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain' by Gina Rippon

Rippon, in her book, maintains biology plays no core role in differentiating female brains from male brains. As a watershed in the history of science, She considers her findings comparable to "the idea of the Earth circling around the sun".

Troubling women, jill blackmore

'Troubling Women: Feminism, Leadership, and Educational Change (Feminist Educational Thinking)' by Jill Blackmore

Jill Blackmore argues that the particular approaches taken by feminist theory towards educational leadership now require reviewing in the light of the radical restructuring of educational systems.

We should all be feminists - Chimanda Ngogi Adichie

'We should all be feminists' by Chimanda Ngogi Adichie

 In this personal, eloquently argued essay – adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.