This year, 24 abortion restrictions were enacted, as were 16 provisions that protect and expand access to abortion services (including two identical sets of provisions in Virginia), and another 74 provisions that expand access to reproductive health services and education.
From Kamala Harris’s infamous “I’m speaking” to Megan Thee Stallion’s public call to “Protect Black Women,” here are 10 memorable and stinging comebacks launched by feminists that our future grandchildren will probably see in their history books some day.
This reading list includes some old favorites that you didn’t know were feminist, stories that display leadership and independence, and compilations of women leaders throughout history.
Overall, 2020 can suck it. But we’ve almost made it through and if nothing else, there were some amazing books released this year. I’ve reviewed my Reads for the Rest of Us monthly lists and chosen the 35 best feminist books below as my very favorite reads of the year (in alphabetical order). It was almost impossible to choose but I think there’s something here for everyone.
*And also: We heard you! Thanks to readers who suggested we link out to indie booksellers instead of, ahem, the other guys. Thanks for supporting us and your local booksellers this holiday season!