Feminism, feminism, where fore art thou feminism? Hopefully, it’s right on your bookshelf. Every woman needs a handful of feminist authors on the shelf to keep her compelled, educated, and motivated to keep reaching for that glass ceiling with the intention of shattering it. There are plenty of must-reads out there for feminists, books that speak to what feminism is, what it means to be a feminist, and how to continue your education as a feminist. But what about inherently feminist authors? Writers whose beliefs and practices of feminism shine through not just a single novel geared towards the movement, but every piece of writing they produce?
It can be easy to get swept up in the land of romantic fiction, or fantasy lands where damsels in distress are rescued by a knight in shining armor. They provide an escape for you from everyday life, and ease the stress of reality. However, books that keep you in denial about the way the world really is, and losing yourself in stories where females are merely pawns in a man’s world can not only get boring, but downright depressing. Picking up a book by any one of the following authors will keep you moving forward, with feminist undertones on every page. And thank goodness for that, because we need feminist literature in every shape we can get it in.