American novelist Toni Morrison once said, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” As women, there is always some untold story or the other that we harbour within us, at some point of time. We’re either too afraid to tell it, or we’re being silenced by louder mouths.So, while we figure out a way to tell our own stories, we’ll read the ones that have been written by those who decided to tell them, against all odds and amongst all crowds.
And after having personally read each and every one of these, I have just this to say. That, if there’s only one thing you had to do for realising love for yourself and understanding feminism for the world, then, you read. Start with the following 10. You can thank me later. ;)
Inferior - Angela Saini
For the longest time, men have brandished their ‘scientific knowledge’ about why they are superior to women. But, what if that science, in itself was flawed, for the simple reason that it was developed by a man? Wouldn’t that be like men writing holy scriptures that venerated men? Angela Saini turns the age-old acceptance of what scientists have discovered on its head and how. It’s a brilliant book that will have you wide-eyed and open-minded, feeling duped and enlightened, at the same time. In fact, you’d probably not have known you could feel this perplexity until you’ve read Saini’s fascinating corroboration of how science got women wrong.