Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Five books to change our minds and heal our souls

At the Guardian Elif Shafak tagged five books to change our minds and heal our souls, including:
Mary Beard’s Women & Power is a fascinating read that will be discussed in bookclubs, among friends, in groups and asks how history treated women who dared speak up in public spaces, and whether things have improved. In some ways yes, in some ways not at all. This enlightening book explains how misogyny works and why it is so resilient. Patriarchal societies have a different set of criteria for women in politics and women in positions of power. I like the way Beard questions the notion of power and how it has been used to silence women. She makes it clear that it is time to change language that systematically discriminates against women.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue