Hour Twelve: Smash the Patriarchy

Thousands and thousand of women are marching in Washington, DC and across the country in local marches to protest our new administration. Women from all over are banding together to promote intersectional feminist ideals and demonstrate that together, we are stronger, and we’ve got no time for their ish. I wish I could be out there marching with all the badass ladies, but instead, I’ll be celebrating my favorite activists and feminists with some patriarchy-smashing reads. Your Hour Twelve challenge is this: in the comments, tell me either who you’d like to be marching with today or what feminist books you’re reading in solidarity? 

I personally would love to stand arm-in-arm with Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, Michelle Obama, and Beyonce (anyone that stands in front of a giant “Feminist” sign is an activist in my book). And I’ve got We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Here We Are by Kelly Jensen (you can win this one!), the Mockingbird: Vol. 1 comic by Chelsea Cain, and Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay on my feminist TBR stack.

I’ll pick a winner at Hour 18. And don’t forget you can still enter the Hour Zero: Intro Survey challenge until midnight ET tonight!

For now, how about a winner for our Shelfie challenge from Hour Six?

Emily DeCato

Excellent shelfie work, everyone. Not a bad looking reader among you.

And of course, we’re drawing four more door prize winners:

Rebekah (on Litsy @BekahB)

Carmen (on Litsy @Books.Bottles.and.Babies)

Jessi Newell

Gaby Oliva

See you back here in three hours! Happy reading (and marching)!

115 thoughts on “Hour Twelve: Smash the Patriarchy

  1. Books and Braids says:

    Today I am also going to read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Girls will be Girls by Emer O’Toole. I will also start reading The Power by Naomi Alderman soon (may or not be that soon is today).

    I know many that are marching/marched, my friend’s mother in DC, my father elsewhere in the States, my friends in Tokyo, and am so proud of everyone who is making their will be known.


  2. Jennifer Perry says:

    I’m under the weather and plugging away at my to read list, but I have friends all over the country marching. If I could I’d go to Oakland, where we usually get a bad rap for being so violent and destructive, but they’re rallying with so much peace right now.

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  3. I would just like to be a part of it, here in Monterrey, México we didn’t have a march and I think it’s so important to show solidarity with all the women of the world that are marching today especially because México is bound to be affected by Trump, maybe not on women’s rights but in our entire economy.

    I recomend We Should All Be Feminists, my first true encounter with feminism.

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  4. Great work everyone on the March across the world – very inspiring. We had a tragic event in Melbourne this week and it’s just focussed me to spend time with my daughters – so important.


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