A few years ago, I wrote a book review of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy for HerCircle from a feminist perspective. It’s getting a lot of interesting comments there, heated rebuttals, really, but on my own blog, I want to
Luce Irigaray’s “This Sex Which Is Not One” (1977) is one that all women must read. She argues that women do not have one sex; they have multiple sex organs all over their bodies, not to mention two lips that encompass our pleasure.
In “The Laugh of the Medusa” (1975), Helene Cixous, a French feminist and writer, rallies women to do the one thing that will liberate their voices, their bodies, and their sexuality: to write themselves.
Susan Bordo’s Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body (U of California Press, 1993) is put together by Bordo’s various lectures, talks, and published essays on the liberal feminist ideology that the female body is a cultural construct designed