Feminist Book Group

Our Shared Shelf is a global, feminist book group, founded by Emma Watson, actress (Hermione in Harry Potter) and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

This group meets on the last Saturday of the month at 3:30.

Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060512187
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2002

Discussion on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30pm.

Despite evident progress of the women's movement, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty.

Originally published in 1991, this classic of feminist literature continues to be relevant and vital to today's discussions of gender equality and oppression.

Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608464661
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - September 2015

Discussion on Saturday, October 28 at 3:30pm.

The scathing title essay is the inspiration behind the term “mansplaining:” a word used to describe men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t. In this insightful collection, writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit discusses the ways in which power is wielded in today’s societies and brings awareness to the staggering inequalities that we wrestle with on a daily basis. Of the many vital topics explored in Men Explain Things to Me, including a highly original inquiry into marriage equality and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women, the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say.