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A Very BadRep Christmas: Hannah

2011 December 20

I’ve been asking the team what, if they had to build a sort of Feminist Christmas Grotto, would be under the Christmas tree, in the stocking, or just piled up in a flurry of glitter. Here’s Hannah’s tinsel-decked array of feminist Christmas stocking picks!

Photo by Hannah,  showing various feminist books arranged with green tinsel and white glittery fake snowflakes.

She sez:

  • Christina Rossetti for In the Bleak Midwinter, one of the only Christmas carols I can stand ’cause the lyrics rhyme and scan and crazy shit like that.
  • Patti Smith ’cause she’s the village wise-woman of my head and I love her.
  • Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender is one of the best books I’ve read and should be required reading for, y’know, everyone.
  • I love Margaret Atwood. That is all.
  • Angela Carter invokes lots of pastoral snowscapes in The Bloody Chamber. That’s kind of Christmassy, right?
  • The Second Sex is on my good intentions list. I absolutely will read it next year.
  • Introducing Post-Feminism is, I think, pretty flawed in its definitions, but it does do a good run-through of a lot of history.
  • And Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a book I initially loved, which gets creepier on every re-read, but hey – it’s a 1915 SF pacifist gynotopia.”

Hopefully we’ll have some more Team Christmas Trees up before we close for the holiday season, but either way have a great week!

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