We've come a long way since frilly aprons and Donna Reed, but the fight still rages for women's rights.
College girls are raped for wearing short skirts. Sexual harassment
in the workplace is rampant. Women still aren't making as much money as
men. It's all a bunch of bad, bad news. Did I just ruin your day?
Well, have some hope. Despite the slow-moving evolution of women's
rights, the issue has not been ignored in literature. Strong female
characters continue to stand up for what's right.
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Do you want to be the heroine of your own story? Here is a list of
fiction that addresses women's rights issues that will get you riled up
for "our side." Read and feel inspired. Remember: Change starts with
1. Dagger in the Cup by JB Hamilton Queen
Sixteen-year-old Shug Yokem is a mountain girl, and she knows her
forest well. She's lived a life of peace in the natural world, but soon,
an abusive stepfather shows up who destroys the life of her family and
sends Shug to a home for the feeble-minded. She must escape, but first,
she must save her fellow incarcerated women - then her family - from a
patriarchal reign that threatens their freedom and their lives. This
book will get you fiery as it tackles reproductive rights, race and
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