Feminist Theory Books
The Problem With the Male Gaze
The Male Gaze: something we continuously see in media, psychology, and our everyday lives. The objectification of women has unfortunately been something that we are subjected to every day, whether we realize it or not. However, many people don’t realize the dangers of this thought processes. The Male Gaze has been attributed as the core of the sexual harassment, abuse, and sexual assault as a result of the over-fetishization of women in the media. In this book, we’ll go over the various ways that the male gaze can do harm to women as a whole, as well as the people fighting against this endless objectification.
The Toxic Female Gaze
The Toxic Female Gaze is the sequel to The Problem with the Male Gaze.
People talk a lot about the male gaze and how harmful it is to women but little is spoken about the female gaze and the harm it causes.
Prepare to challenge conventions and redefine perceptions with “The Toxic Female Gaze,” a groundbreaking exploration of gender, power, and representation in today’s cultural landscape. This thought-provoking book peels back the layers of the female gaze, revealing the complexities, contradictions, and transformative potential hidden within.
“The Toxic Female Gaze” isn’t just a book; it’s an illuminating journey that scrutinizes the ways in which female perspectives and influences have been shaped by societal pressures and expectations. Through a multifaceted lens, this book unveils the multifarious manifestations of the female gaze, exposing its empowering and damaging facets alike.
Is The Term Feminism The New “F” Word?
What does it mean to be a feminist? Over the years, our view of the concept of feminism has been skewed to the point in which many people are hesitant to align themselves with the term. The unfortunate fact in our society is that feminists have been stereotyped as men-hating, radical extremists, when in actuality this could not be further from the case. This book is a reminder of the importance of feminism and the women who strove to fight for equal treatment, regardless of sex, race, religion, or sexual identity.
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong: One Woman’s Approach to Daily Mental Health
One of the most important aspects of our lives is how we tend to our mental health. Amy Morin–a licensed psychotherapist, mental strength trainer, and bestselling author–explains the importance of how we think about various aspects of our lives. Throughout this book, we will explain the background behind this influential woman as well as the negative thought processes that she had to overcome throughout her life. By using her methods as a framework, you too will be able to cope with these negative patterns of behavior and work towards becoming mentally strong.
Strong Enough: Dispelling Black Woman Stereotypes
The stereotype of black women is an unfortunate part of our modern media. For years, black women have been characterized as unattractive, overly abrasive, and sexually promiscuous. Many people might be quick to state that these stereotypes don’t cause any harm. After all, it’s just a character. However, these unflattering images of black women have been around for years, being the result of colonization and slavery, all portraying the same message. That black women are lesser than their white counterparts. Throughout the course of this book, we’ll go over the various ways that we as black women have been put down over the years, as well as the effects they have on our psychology and self-esteem.
Women of Color From the WWII War Effort
One of the most influential and deadly wars in history, World War II has seen to the death of many individuals as the Allied and Axis Powers fought for dominance. However, it also brought reverence to many historical figures who fought against Germany and its various allies. Unfortunately, this reverence was often confined to that of white, male figures, history ultimately forgetting the various female people of color who fought alongside them and aided in the war effort. Throughout the course of this book, we’ll go over the various women of color who aided the Allies in their victory over the Axis Powers.
Wonder Woman 84’s Mistaken Message to Women
In a medium oversaturated by male protagonists, it’s difficult for female comic book fans to find good representation. Wonder Woman is the exception, acting as a female powerhouse in the DC Comic Universe and one of the best displays of feminism that comics have to offer. Her success as a character earned her her own feature film, which excited and enthralled audiences and critics alike. With such success at the box office, it’s only natural that a sequel would be put into the works. Unfortunately, Wonder Woman 84 paled in comparison to its predecessor. It was not only less well received, but it also propagated a lot of problematic ideas that contradicted Wonder Woman as a character. Throughout this book, we’ll go over what went wrong and what messages Wonder Woman 84 sent to its female audience.
Men Don’t Owe Women Money
In a world where love and money often intersect, this book shatters the misconceptions that have long plagued our understanding of financial dynamics between partners. It’s time to debunk the myths, challenge the status quo, and embark on a journey toward equitable, harmonious financial relationships.
Women Who Hate Women
From historical expectations to modern media influences, this book examines the multifaceted aspects that shape female relationships. Explore the impact of psychological and sociological factors, the influence of workplace dynamics, and the often-overlooked issue of female misogyny. Through real-life stories and expert analysis, discover the roots of discord and uncover strategies for fostering positive connections.
Hollywood’s Most Influential Female Celebrities
Hollywood isn’t an easy place to work, for various reasons. And this is especially true for women. The amount of discrimination, mistreatment, and sexual harassment that many actresses in Hollywood experienced is enough to fill a book of its own. However, in spite of these limiting factors, there are female actors who have risen through the ranks and made a name for themselves. All while fighting the misogynistic views the film and music industry often propagate. Throughout the course of this book, we’ll go over only a few of the many female actresses and performers who are shaping the media for the better.