Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Five top books on how to achieve gender equality

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of more than 80,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality. One of her five (plus) books on how to achieve gender equality, as shared at the Guardian:
Nobody said equality was only going to be won by grownups. A new generation of young women is rising up to fight for fairness, resulting in a recent boom in school and university feminist societies. If we really want to change hearts and minds, it’s never too young to start talking about equality, particularly when you consider that a quarter of seven-year-olds have dieted to lose weight and girls today are targeted with plastic surgery apps and dolls so emaciated they make Barbie look plus-size. What better way to inspire budding feminists than a book like I Dissent, Debbie Levy’s entertaining and enraging account of the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Complete with gorgeous illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley, it is one of a wave of recent books for young readers that present real-life role models.
Read about another entry on the list.

I Dissent is among Maria Burel's seven books for young readers featuring strong females and Rachel Paxton's eight kids’ books filled with girl power to inspire the young women in your life.

--Marshal Zeringue