2013 Reading Challenge: Feminist Reads Challenge

Posted January 15, 2013 in Event / 3 Comments

feminist reads challenge

Sara from The Hiding Spot has a most awesome reading challenge this year and I’m jumping on this one because it’s easy-peasy and feeds my inner bad-ass chick.  Sara is hosting the Feminist Reads Challenge.

Now don’t go grumbling at me…  I don’t even know what the definition of “feminist” is and I don’t really need to know for this challenge.  Yep, this stay-at-home mom is staying blissfully ignorant on the specific definition and going with Sara’s fabulous explanation of what a feminist is (quoted directly from The Hiding Spot):

[quote style=”1″]Here’s how I define feminism and feminists:

  • Feminism is supporting and helping to create strong girls and women.Women who have the ability to take care of themselves, who believe in themselves, and who have the freedom to pursue their dreams and share their beliefs, values, and opinions.
  • Feminists encourage and support strength, independence, individuality, and passion in women of all ages.
  • Feminists fight for people. Yes, they obviously fight for women, but I think it can also be said that they fight for what is right. For equality for all. For every person to have a voice, an education, a fighting chance.[/quote]

 

Brilliant and well said, Sara!  I whole-heartedly agree!

To play along with this challenge, the books you’ll want to read are books that “feature(s), by your standards, a strong female character or supports feminist ideals…” (-The Hiding Spot).  There are three levels to go for in this challenge.  I’m going for EASY at 5 books read.  The next level is MEDIUM at 5-10 books.  The last level, HARD, is 10+ books.

Here’s what I plan to read for the challenge, otherwise known as my EASY list (and oh, yeah, there’s some overlap of my challenge books, darn):

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Release by Nicole Hadaway

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

If you want to join along, head over to The Hiding Spot and sign up!

 

Kristin

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Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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3 responses to “2013 Reading Challenge: Feminist Reads Challenge

  1. I *love* the definition above. Sometimes, too, a story can be about a woman who doesn’t realize she’s being pushed around and come to terms with the fact that she can stand up for herself. I have a particular bias for that kind since I’ve seen women in my own life be treated terribly and some have risen up eventually, and some have not.

    My husband said at work he watched a video on abuse to women in the workplace, and it said 1 in 4 women are abused by their husbands. I just totally can’t even handle that.

    Thanks for posting this. So many people need to know how important this issue is. It’s an issue I very much addressed in my own book.