For whatever reason, identifying as a feminist still makes some people pause. But that’s usually a result of overthinking it—feminism has nothing to do with the dominion of women over men. Instead, it simply means equal access to rights and opportunities for all—without regard to gender. We already know full well that you do not need to be a woman in order to be a feminist (hello, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Aziz Ansari!). But what about the ladies? Who are the women in the limelight pushing the boundaries on topics of representation, opportunity, femininity, and strength? We’ll say this: It’s one fierce group of women, and we very much want to be a part of their squad. Read on to get acquainted.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ($6)