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Women In Their 20s Love These 8 Feminist Books

Feminism for females on their second decade.

Feminism is an ideology for people of all genders and ages. Regardless of whatever time of their life they might fist stumble upon it, our gates are open and our knowledge and ideas are always remain set in stone ready to be adopted by anyone no matter their background.

Particularly precious for all competing ideologies in today’s society, including and especially the most toxic, vile, and misogynistic ones out there, younger females on their twenties are a coveted target ripe for the taking to use towards the gratification of their problematic ideals.

For us feminists, it is no different, safe from the fact that ours is a creed that looks to empower 20s-year-old females by making them aware of their own potential and how to use it to their advantage so they never again are looked down upon nor taken advantage of. With so much toxicity currently being part of our society, you can do your part in helping an unwoken young woman by introducing her to the best feminist books for women in their 20s.

#1 My Mother, My Self by Nancy Friday

Your 20s is all about finding your own identity as unique and particular from your mother. This was the book that helped me understand my mother and allowed me to let go of expectations and empowered me to be the person I am today. For women in their 20s, this is the book that inspired your mother to be a feminist. It will be that for you as well.

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#2 Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett

This is an absolute must-read for women in their 20’s who are in the working world. It goes into detail regarding the type of men you’ll experience in the workplace and how to respond/react/deal with them. I keep my copy at my desk and sometimes I’ll reference it if I am put in a certain situation that I know the book breaks down. Even if you don’t work in an office setting, this is still a fantastic read on how to fight the patriarchy!

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#3 I Gave Up Men For Lent by Kacie Main

In I Gave Up Men for Lent, Kacie tells her own story of self-reflection, but really she is telling the story of every girl who is trying to balance pursuing love with defining her own self-worth; every child trying to build healthy adult relationships with their family members; every young professional trying to understand the intersection of motivation and contribution. Read this book and you’ll better understand yourself and those you love the most!

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#4 Working My Way Back to Me: A Frank Memoir of Self-Discovery

Inspired by the plight of a woman who shares WHY her MeToo happened, her broken relationship with a star, and how she managed to rise from the ashes and help others in light of the movement. A little girl born into a dysfunctional lower middle class family filled with addiction, molestation, and adultery now is beginning conversations about what happens after we realize our life is a mess. A beacon of light for healing: Why Women Let Men Use them and the Solution to Fixing it?

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#5 The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued by Ann Crittenden

This one is a bit older but still really nails any doubt about mothers choosing to earn less to the wall and leaves it there for target practice.

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#6 We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler

In an age of “cool” feminism, this book articulates the thorny problems with commodifying feminism and why capitalism is not a friend of most women. Zeisler also is very adept at highlighting the feminism is meant to be for all women, not just the privileged ones.

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#7 Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser

Arruzza, Bhattacharya, and Fraser are esteemed scholars who take no prisoners in this modern Marxist treaty against “choice feminism.” Their scathing, take-no-prisoners, get-back-to-basics approach to feminism is needed in a time when many wonder if we still need what feminism has to offer.

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#8 Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood–and How to Fix It by Amy Westervelt

Coming at the issue of motherhood as a perplexed, overwhelmed, middle-class journalist, Westervelt, who is also a mom of two, makes very complex problems easy to grasp while personalizing her approach with stories from her own life. With a sharp eye on class and race differences (including Native American issues), Westervelt is a fresh voice to a critical issue.

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Contributors to this article
K. Johnson Bowles

Mara Calvello from G2 Learning Hub

Kacie Main from Kacie Main LLC

katherine Fleischman from Blink PR

Dr. Katie B. Garner from Iamas

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