Best Feminism Empowering Books That Every Bibliophile Must Read

‘Feminist’ is one of those words which have constantly faced both the positive and negative exposure all over the social media like a woman is a pain bearing being and while the chai gossips around the corners of the city which is defined in simple terms mean the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a feminist or not but it is going to be very interesting to explore what the word ‘Feminism’ means to women around the world.

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Women issues are and were never on a pause so if you make it a bit easier for someone you love, maybe it's your younger sister, your partner, daughter or be it a little known to you personally these feminist books which I have shortlisted are the best ones in fiction and non-fiction to get make you think clearly on the issues of equality, freedom of speech, restricted voices and open honest views for anyone who identifies as a woman.


What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky -  Lesley Nneka Arimah

In this beautiful piece of writing the author has depicted various aspects as in each story targets issues women face while showing how the females are undervalued and often taken for granted. 

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It shows various sequences when daughters try to understand parents, parents are trying hard to protect their youth while communities trying to weigh in their unrequired roles, on letting their decisions out to the world without knowing the whole truth even!


Becoming – Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, the former first black lady is the author of this amazing novel in which let us know about her roots and talks about how she found her voice, her time in the White House, her various public health campaigns, and most importantly her role as a mother and as a wife. 

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This is one of the finest inspiring novels and let you find the true meaning of feminism, the most controversial word.


Song Of The Lioness –

In this novel, the author has shown how a young lady, Alanna who is brave enough dreams of becoming a female knight and warrior but is stopped from doing so because she is a woman. 

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Finally, after facing all the hardships, she makes a tough and bold move and switches places with her twin brother disguise herself as a boy, and starts her training as a page in the palace of the king. Go through the story to find out how she wins the battle of finding her own identity!


Redefining Realness -  Janet Mock

Janet Mock has made a name for herself as one of America’s most recognizable trans activists by breaking all grounds for underrepresented and undervalued women. 

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Redefining Realness is the autobiography of the author in which she has shown her growth as a multiracial transwoman from a poor background to one of the country’s most respected advocates, and shared her life moments in which one actually experiences womanhood.


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Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay

With a perfect blend of personal analyses and cultural commentary this book lets you introspect the multitude of definitions of femininity through reminiscence. 

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Bad feminist is a must-read and it lets you encourage an introspective conversation.


The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is a well-known writer for her masterpiece works. In this masterwork, she has beautifully drawn the attention of the readers into Esther’s breakdown, the main character of her book with such intensity that her insanity seems real and even rational. 

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Esther is depicted as a brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful person, but slowly going under a downfall.


The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing 

It is a Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and covers all the issues which can’t be addressed even today like what women as creatures experience with sexual desires, with mental illness and trauma, their struggle, and yes, menstruation. 

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Through the eyes of Anna, the writer attempted to aggregate all her life experiences and creative work into a whole piece of work and also let you explore the un-pretty side of feminine life with covers aspects of love, anger, and much more.


These are some of the top picks of the books every feminist or even non-feminist should read at least once in a lifetime.

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