Empowering Women

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How do I combine my career ambitions and my dedication to my family?
How can I ensure that any daughters I have achieve their potential in a male-dominated world?
Can I still wear a white dress/tiara/veil to my wedding?
How do I make sure that any sons I have respect women and treat them as equals?

As a lifelong feminist, there are many questions about feminism I still get stuck on. But I’ve come across some empowering and inspirational books, websites and resources that have been incredibly useful in helping me discover my own answers to my questions.

It’s an ever-expanding list, so check back regularly. For now, though, here are some my favourites.

Books

Non-Fiction
Fat Is a Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach
Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
Strong Woman, Karren Brady
The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fiction
The Women’s Room, Marilyn French
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Wolf


Websites

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Girls can be leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure.
This is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for anyone dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls.

Lean In
An online community, library of lectures and springboard for local groups that meet monthly. Inspiration, practical skills and support to achieve your goals.


Offline Resources

The Feminist Library (currently facing closure)
5 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7XW, United Kingdom


People Power

A list of petitions I’m supporting. Please sign and support!

New Zealand: stop taxing sanitary products – in progress
Boots: review your sexist pricing – response received
Protein World: remove ‘beach body ready’ ads – successful (Plus, read more on the Mayor of London’s ban on body-shaming ads [14th June 2016])
UK parliament: add mothers’ names to marriage certificates – response received
UK parliament: support gender balance in parliament – in progress
UK parliament: stop taxing sanitary products – successful
The Sun: remove topless models from Page 3 – successful

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