Monday, January 9, 2012
Required Reading for Women's Studies Class
One of my co-workers is taking a Women's Studies class in college. Here is her required reading list for the class:
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
by Margaret Atwood
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by Rebecca Skloot
by Grace Metalious
A WOMAN IN BERLIN
THE INVENTION OF HETEROSEXUALITY
by Jonathan Ned Katz
The only book on that list that I've read is THE HANDMAID'S TALE, which was dark and wonderful.
It looks like a great reading list! The one that interests me the most is THE INVENTION OF HETEROSEXUALITY. I believe that we are all on a continuum of of sexual preference, some of us strongly preferring one gender or the other, with many of us are somewhere in the middle. I'm interested to see how this author addresses hetero- and homo-sexuality.
Maybe I'll ask her if I can borrow it after she's done with the class.
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