There is no denying that many people take pride in being a women’s rights activist. I personally feel proud of being one, because it is high time that the society understands that women are equal to men in every walk of life, and they deserve the same rights as their male counterparts. As compared to the older days, women rights are slowly emerging, and allowing women to truly feel empowered, however, there is still a long way to go.
If you are just starting your journey as a women’s rights activist, then there are a handful of amazing books that you should definitely read. This will allow you to stay up to date with all the proper information, and you will be able to truly embrace the concept of women empowerment.
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf is known as one of the best authors of all time, and while she is notably known for her novels, A Room of One’s Own is one of her finest feminist criticism she has ever written. Despite being almost a century old, it still remains one of the most relevant books of all time.
Ain’t I a Woman – Bell Hooks
If you take a look back at the history, you wil lrealise how black women have been removed from mainstream narrative of feminism. Bell Hooks perfectly talks about how sexism and racism has affected the black American women for a long, long time. It is the perfect feminist book people need to read.
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women – Naomi Wolf
If, as a woman, there have been times where someone or something pressured you into looking in a certain way, then this book is for you. The book talks about the messages that were projected on women by the media back in the 90s.
In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution – Susan Brownmiller
While Susan Brownmiller was a feature journalist, she had no idea how opening up about her past issues like abortion as well as discrimination would change the course of her life. She later went on to write In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution, a book with some of the finest and thrilling anecdotes that took the women empowerment one step further.
I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
I don’t think Malala Yousafzai needs any introduction; at the age of 11, she stood up against the Taliban regime in the area of Pakistan she was living, and she also talked how girls should have the rights to education. However, she was shot in the end in 2012 by a Taliban insurgent, but survived the gunshot, and went on to become one of the modern day beacon for girls all around the Pakistan as well as the world. She received a Nobel peace prize at the age of 17. Her book I Am Malala features Malala talking about her story, as well as her life, in her own words.