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October Faves

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The Flash

The Flash on CW 

I’ve never been a big fan of DC in general, but one of my friends recommended this to me a few months ago and I watched the first episode but never continued. Over the past few weeks I’ve finished off Season 1 and it is really addicting. Grant Gustin is a cutie and I love all the supporting cast as well. While I don’t necessarily think the plot is that strong and the CGI can be cringey, the cast really keep this show going. It also features Carlos Valdes who was originally apart of Starkid, so I feel like I need to support it. Season 1 was wild and I haven’t started the next season but I have really enjoyed this.

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December Wrap-Up

I did a lot of stuff this month but still somehow managed to devour a ton of books without realizing it. Hope you all had a great holiday and a wonderful New Year!

Vintage Feminist Texts

The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – Mary Wollstonecraft & The Second Sex – Simone De Beauvoir 

Recommend: Absolutely 5/5

I’ll say that  A Vindication is definitely much harder to read than the other two books in this set as it’s written in the 1792, but Mary talks perfectly about the sexism that women had to face at that time and still do. If you’re looking for something that is more useful or relates more to today, the other two novels will do it justice. I loved both The Second Sex and The Beauty Myth beyond words. They speak on the topic of sexism in so many different areas that are all so truthful. These are all extractions from larger texts so if you’re interested you can read the entirety of all 3 of them. I’m not sure that I will read more out of any of these, though perhaps The Beauty Myth. In that novel written in the 1990s, Namoi Wolf mostly addresses today’s obsession with women and beauty and how women are forced to adorn their appearance in order to keep jobs, get promotions, or even be seen in any kind of conversation. She also addresses rape culture and how violence in pornographic materials promote that to consumers. All-around great book with amazing points. The Second Sex was written in 1950s and addresses a large range of issues including women’s sexuality compared to men.

Overall amazing, would at least give the two written in the 1900s a go if you’re interested in feminism at all.

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December Book Haul

Most of these I actually ordered during the week of Thanksgiving or during Black Friday from Bookdepository and bookoutlet but none of them arrived until this month! I’m also on a feminist text high right now. Here we gooooooo:

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Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit ($15)

I’ve just watched Jen Campbell review this and not care much for it, but I’m keeping my mind open. I’ve never read any of Rebecca Solnit’s work, but this seemed really intriguing to me. This one is an essay about how men and women interact in conversation and the problems with men silencing women and assuming they know things and women don’t. I’ve read this and it will be in my wrap-up! Plus I think the cover is gorgeous. It’s short at 130 pages.

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Wishlist Wednesday: September 23, 2015

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1. Feminist Fox T-Shirt. I don’t remember how I came across the Feminist Apparel website, I think I was just googling feminist t-shirts and that was the first site to pop up. Regardless I recognized some of the shits on the site from elsewhere on social media and I absolutely loved them! Feminist Apparel is a non-profit organization (though I’m not sure then what that means other than feminist education), but they also do seem to try and only print on brands that adhere to fair labor standards and are working on better options for their clothing which is nice. You can find the above t-shirt at THIS LINK! I also like the “Cats against Catcalls” shirt.

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