5 Leading Books To Get Dads Excited About Feminism

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We believe that for feminism to reach more people, dads just got to get involved. With both parents as feminists in the households, this is how generations of our kids recognize from the outset the importance of female inclusivity and strength. With both parents as feminists, there won’t be a shadow to be cast on the fact that feminism is the only way forward.
So get educating, dads – don’t let us down!

#1 He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know by Jessica Valenti

This is one of my favorites and it’s had a big impact on how I see feminist issues, as a dad of a daughter myself. It’s extremely digestible (parents need short, impactful reads!) and gets right to the root of the problem in practical and easy to understand ways.

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#2 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

The book has inspiring, one page stories about women who have accomplished amazing things. Some are really famous, like Amelia Earhart, others are amazing people who you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a great book for dads who want to read awesome stories of successful women to their kids. You can get a lot of good conversations started from it, so it’s not always the best bedtime story book – that’s a good thing!

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#3 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns is a lifetime spanning tale of three unique stories of black Americans who took part in one of the largest “unrecognized migrations” of human history. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and several other accolades, this is a great book to raise the consciousness of dads everywhere.

Wilkerson’s historical non-fiction is insightful, vivid, and vital in our understandings of how the country has changed over the last hundred years. While not overtly about “feminism,” the intersectional lens Wilkerson takes, and delicate unraveling of social forces and power dynamics across race, gender, and class make this one of the best feminist non-fiction books available today. Any dad interested in history or learning some of the more hidden realities of the histories of American cities is sure to love this epic story.

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#4 We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

New York Times Bestseller, We Should All Be Feminists is the eloquent, electric essay written by acclaimed feminist and political theorist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Accompanying her hugely popular TEDx talk of the same name, Adichie tackles what it means to be a woman in today’s world and why we should all be taking part in the struggle for equality.

One of the best “beginner” texts on feminism, this book clearly and brilliantly lays out the movement, while maintaining complexity and vibrancy. This book is sure to stimulate conversation with any dad.

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#5 Subconscious Power by Kimberly Friedmutter

Our life is in the eye of the believer. Our perception of fear, love, career and relationships shapes our ability to process what is around us, as it relates to ourselves and who we are. Emotions are housed in the subconscious. The ability to harness and understand how we feel is our liberation, residing in the subconscious.

Subconscious Power not only teaches readers about their own capacity for excellence but shows readers easy-to-do exercises (each 3 minutes or less)to alleviate stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, phobias, addictions and more no matter what age you are. These techniques have been used by Hollywood’s top stars, titans of industry and readers worldwide to overcome anxiety before it ever begins. 100% natural, organic and sustainable.

Experience why hypnotic trance has become the new meditation for those looking to enhance their performance and to excel, using their subconscious mind or just to understand their own life and choices of those they love. See what celebrities like Mike Tyson, Jennifer Hudson and Martha Stewart have to say regarding Subconscious Power.

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Contributors to this article
Evan Porter from DadFixesEverything

Healy Jones from FinvsFin

Kalev Rudolph from CarInsurance101

Kimberly Fried from KimberlyFriedmutter

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