Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

I am participating in...2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

Will you join us?

2013 Feminist Reads Challenge

All of the below is from Sara @ The Hiding Spot (link above)
Now I realize some of you may only have a vague understanding of what a feminist and feminism is. Others may have a negative connotation of the word feminist or think that only women can be feminists. Let me attempt to break it down for you.

feminist is defined as:
  • (n): a person who supports feminism
  • (adj): of, relating to, or supporting feminism
Pretty vague and unhelpful, right? I agree. Let's look a little further.

Feminism is defined as:
  • A movement for granting women political, social, and economic equality with men.
All true, but also fairly boring. I think Rebecca West summed it up pretty well we she said:
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat."
Here's how I define feminism and feminists:
  • Feminism is supporting and helping to create strong girls and women.Women who have the ability to take care of themselves, who believe in themselves, and who have the freedom to pursue their dreams and share their beliefs, values, and opinions.
  • Feminists encourage and support strength, independence, individuality, and passion in women of all ages.
  • Feminists fight for people. Yes, they obviously fight for women, but I think it can also be said that they fight for what is right. For equality for all. For every person to have a voice, an education, a fighting chance.
Therefore, any book that features, by your standards, a strong female character or supports feminist ideals is eligible for this challenge!Examples include: The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Dairy of Anne Frank, Matilda, The Handmaid's Tale


  1. Hi Jodi!

    I'm so excited you've chosen to participate in this challenge with me!

    I look forward to seeing what you choose to read!


    1. I am going to start with my favorite writer...Francesca Lia Block and Dangerous Angels :)...thanks! :)

  2. Oh, good choice! That's one of my favorites. At the end of the month, I'll be posting a Mr. Linky for any books you've read & reviewed for the challenge. From those linked, I'll be choosing someone to receive a free book! :)

  3. Hey Jodi! I've put up a post for January reviews, updates, etc and I'm giving away a book for those participating in the challenge: Here's the January post for #FeministReadsChallenge links, updates, giveaway, etc! :) …

    Btw, I just got Block's newest book in the mail today: LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING... let's hope it's as good as DANGEROUS ANGELS! :)