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The last feminist bookstores in America

About twenty years ago, there were well over 100 self-described feminist bookstores in the United States. These shelves have been stocked with literature relating to a wide array of topics, including feminist history, LGBTQ issues, sexuality, abuse, community organizing, erotica, and gender and identity politics. This was not your neighborhood Barnes & Noble. However, that number has plummeted over the years, and today only around a dozen remain in North America.

While these shops used to fill a specific demand, the advent of the Internet, the Kindle and competitive pricing at major retailers has made such niche materials much more accessible.

So do we even need feminist bookstores anymore? While it’s certainly become easier to buy  feminist materials elsewhere, many would argue that it is much harder to replicate the sense of community and solidarity once provided by these regional institutions. 

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?Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.?

—G.D Anderson  (via blissful-unawareness)


female privilege is feeling unsafe literally everywhere you go and men getting personally offended by you feeling unsafe


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apparently my school made the senior dinner great gatsby themed

because what better theme for a graduation party than the inaccessibility of the american dream