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THE FINE PRINT: Holiday Distractions

AK headshot 1December 18, 2014

By Adrienne Kimmell, Executive Director
@AdrienneKimmell

The holiday season is in full swing, which means road trips to visit family; layovers in crowded airports; and sitting in traffic. I don’t know about you, but I’ll need some distractions that don’t include watching Frozen one more time (I love the movie’s empowering message for my little ones, but I’m seriously ready to let it go).

I’ve compiled a few fun ways to pass the time, each with a decidedly feminist point of view.

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay: This collection examines the pop culture and political quandaries that come with being a feminist today. Each essay in this New York Times bestseller comes with a dose of the author’s humor, compassion, and provocative honesty. If you’re subject to polite encounters with stifling company this time of year, this book is the perfect detox. Roxane Gay tells it like it is, and there’s nothing bad about that.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman: Harvard historian and New Yorker scribe Jill Lepore’s book is as much about the history of a cultural icon as it is about the history of the feminist movement, birth control, and Planned Parenthood. That’s exactly why I can’t wait to delve into this one. Plus, I love that the colorful book jacket is reminiscent of an old-school comic book – fun for turning heads on airplanes.

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