Top Ten Tuesday: #YesAllWomen

May 27, 2014

“I know how things can be—for women. I tell you, it’s queer, Mrs. Peters. We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things—it’s all just a different kind of the same thing.”

My contribution to #YesAllWomen [find out more here] was a quote from Trifles by Susan Glaspell, so I can pretty safely say that I process difficult topics through media. Since this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie topic, and #YesAllWomen and the incident that spurred it are forefront in my mind, I figured I’d do a top ten list featuring books/plays that highlight some of the “harassment, discrimination or worse” (as stated in the article) that women face.

Links either go to my reviews, official websites, or (forgive me) Wikipedia. Also, forgive the lack of description and pictures, but it’s late, and I’m trying to get it posted before midnight.

So, my list of top ten books that support the claims made in #YesAllWomen.

1. Trifles by Susan GlaspellTop Ten Tuesday

2. A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

7. I’ll Pass for Your Comrade by Anita Silvey

8. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

9. Draw the Line by Nicole Grey

10. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it even, really, complete. There’s just too much great literature out there for me to put into a top ten list. These are, however, ten of the books that immediately came to mind when the idea bounced into in my head. I mean, oh my gosh, The Color Purple! And on and on this list would go. So now I stop because I really do need to get to bed.

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1 Comment

  1. La Coccinelle

    Of these, I’ve only read A Doll’s House and Jane Eyre. Nice choice of topic! Very timely.


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