Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events (description on Amazon).
In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Menshe helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future. (description on Amazon)
In this insightful and personal book, Hirsi answers a lot of questions that many of us have about women in Islam. Author is herself an ex-Muslim and victim of Female Genital Mutilation. She devoted one chapter of her book to feminism, where she criticizes lack of support for females in Muslim world, but she also provides solutions and actions that have to be taken to improve situation of women living under Islamic law.
A must read for anyone, man and women both. Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign. With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman's body the same way again. (description on Amazon)
Naomi Wolf - The Beauty Myth
Brilliantly persuasive, this is an exploration of the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement.
"A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom". — Gloria Steinem