A History of Feminist Thought: The Essential Feminist Reader

ohmg i have loads to read!!

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

This book has been on my to-read list for years.  Once I decided to buy it so I could annotate it, it sat on my nightstand for a few more years.

essential feminist reader

I’ve finally gotten to The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) edited by Estelle B. Freedman, and I loved it!  It is a compilation of feminist writings, some excerpts and some full text, from all continents and cultures from 1405 to present.  It begins with an excerpt from Christine de Pizan’sThe Book of the City of Ladies (1405), a book I read in an undergraduate seminar in humanities, and one that was a delight to revisit through the short version of it included in this anthology.

I worked my way through all of the selections, which include feminist writers and thinkers I knew and some that I didn’t.  I was introduced to Mexican feminist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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