October 06, 2015 78 Comments
95 years ago today marks the 19th amendment allowing women to vote! Here are 4 insightful books with the common theme of liberation and breaking free of society's restrictions and views of women.
1. Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings
This is a collection of writings by influential women in the struggle for women's basic rights and freedoms. It sheds the light on age old issues regarding women's oppression and how it still resonates today.
2. Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle
Written by Burkina Faso's president and leader of the democratic revolution, Thomas Sankara, outlines the urgency of women's emancipation and its critical role in the revolution. The oppression of colonial powers and imperialism imposed on the people of Burkina Faso, they fought to regain control of their country.
3. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
In this book, women in devastating conditions manage to turn their situations into a force of hope and lasting change for other women facing oppression around the world.
4. Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon
Being in her 20's at the peak of the fight for women's voting rights, Margaret Mead's legacy of and advocating for women's freedoms still resonates today. This inspiring read provides insight into the making of an American Icon.