Feminist Sunday #24

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Feminist Sunday is a weekly roundup of all the articles/threads/news/discoveries that include or are about women which have caught my attention and/or interest.

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For the first time ever I wrote out a list of books I wanted to read this month and I’m already falling behind! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through September. On my list are: The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit (I finished that towards the end of last week), This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (which I’m currently reading), a review copy of Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay, another review copy of Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel, and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Hopefully I’ll pick up the pace a bit in the second half of this month.

In terms of bookish/feminist related articles I’ve been reading, here are some from the week just gone:

 

 

  • I always love a good book list. Here’s the 50 biggest books of autumn 2018, including new releases by Kate Atkinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Rebecca Solnit, NK Jemisin and Carol Ann Duffy.

 

  • I feel like I’ve given a lot of posts over to the repugnant Boris Johnson lately, what with his ridiculously stupid and damaging comments about Muslim women and now his divorce and alleged affair with former communications director for the Conservative Party, Carrie Symonds. However, the way many news outlets reported the story reconfirmed the tired, outdated, sexist language that has permeated the media for decades. Read The Carrie Symonds headlines show how little has changed since Monica Lewinsky on The Pool website, it’s infuriating!

 

 

  • The longlist for the 2018 National Book Awards was released this week. Check it out here.

 

 

  • Love, politics and patriarchy: British Muslim women are taking back their narrative – here is a host of creative Muslim women rewriting the Islamaphobic, racist and misogynist rhetoric that has steadily increased since the 9/11 terrorist attacks from spoken word poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, to the Hip-hop Hijabis and Mahfouz Sabrina’s anthology of short stories and poetry entitled The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write.

 

 

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