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Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay on the Complexities and Blind Spots of the Equality Movement
Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay on the Complexities and Blind Spots of the Equality Movement

“Feminism is grounded in supporting the choices of women even if we wouldn’t make certain choices for ourselves.”

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What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist
What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

How the trailblazing female journalist got her start at speaking truth to power.

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The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases
The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases

“Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine.”

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33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization
33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization

Books that help us make sense of ourselves, our world, and our place in it.

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George Orwell, Feminist: The Beloved Author on Gender Equality in Work and Housework
George Orwell, Feminist: The Beloved Author on Gender Equality in Work and Housework

“The position now-a-days is anomalous. The man is practically always out of work, whereas the woman occasionally is working. Yet the woman continues to do all the housework.”

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