Women’s History Month: Reading and Viewing

I felt overwhelmed when I thought about what I could write for Women’s History Month. Do I write about how the month became commemorated? About the women that made it (and the other, more shaded side of history) happen? About how we have a month in the year, but not full equality (yet)?

I heard a guy once ask (jokingly) why there was a Vagina Monologues, but not a “Penis Monologues.” I thought, There is one: it’s called the History of Civilization.

Anyway, March is no time to bash men: it is a time to celebrate all the badass women who have come before, who currently rock, and who will one day pave the way for an even brighter, more-baller future.

So rather than write anything fiery or eloquent, I’m merely cobbling together a collection of reading and viewing materials inspired, written, or performed by women. Enjoy.

READING 

Fun Home

Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

MandarinsThe Mandarins, by Simone de Beauvoir

the-complete-persepolisPersepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Reading-Lolita-in-Tehran-A-Memoir-in-BooksReading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi

9780307814531_p0_v1_s260x420The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir

PersuasionPersuasion, by Jane Austen

The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan

MilletSexual Politics, by Kate Millet

GreerThe Female Eunuch, by Germaine Greer

BehnThe Rover, by Aphra Behn

WoolfA Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

boombox_lumberjanes_001_aLumberjanes (BOOM! Studios)

VIEWING

“Town Bloody Hall”

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014): Here’s my review of the film.

Violette-2013_film-posterViolette

QuiltHow to Make an American Quilt

brave-posterBrave

The Hours wallpaperThe Hours (or anything w Meryl Streep in it)

BrockovichErin Brockovich

circumstanceCircumstance

charlies-angels_04Charlie’s Angels

Spice WorldSpice World

LINKS

Slate Magazine’s Double X Gabfest

Target Women, by Sarah Haskins

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