One solid way of making a difference in the feminist community is organized protests. However, there are many flaws in a lot of organized protests such as: classism, racism, and even sexism against men. A way we can educate everyone about feminism is by beginning at childhood. Here is a list of 5 books that will encourage gender equality for all.
- The Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul
This story encourages girls to drop their fear that is stopping them from having fun adventures. It preaches the fun that boys have is the same fun girls can have too.
- Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Grace is running for the school’s mock election and is the only girl. This book educates children on the electoral process, along with how hard work pays off and being a woman should not stop you from going for the gold.
- She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
This book provides stories of 13 women who persisted in their careers despite challenges they faced based on their gender. The list includes Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman, and more.
- Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Three orphan have big plans outside of the orphanage. One dreams of being a ballerina, another an actress, and another a airplane pilot. Although the dreams are drastically different and some may not be conventional “women” careers, they follow their gut and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals!
- Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker
This book is a collection of photographs capturing girls showcasing their true joy, authenticity, and strength. The idea of being “pretty” is no longer one static thing. It is bravery, curiosity, kindness, compassion, and most importantly: strength. No more holding back for these girls!
All of these books are available on Amazon.com and I would highly recommend reading to your children (or even just for yourself!). Read them to your daughters, but also your sons. “Feminism is for everybody” a wise woman once said. Everybody really does mean everybody.