- Other Powers
This fascinating, little known history of the first woman to run for President describes an early America that will open your eyes.
- Huck’s Raft
The history of children prior to Dr. Spock is a sinister Dickens-like story of child labor, slavery and brutal punishments.
- Code Pink: Women’s Pre-emptive Strike For Peace
How some women are protesting war.
- Church of Lies by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown. Raised in an FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) Church in Colorado City, Flora Jessop was physically and sexually abused by her father repeatedly from the age of 8 to 17 when she finally succeeded in running away. In this book, she recounts her experience as an abused child, her struggle to escape, and finally her current activities as a child advocate. Despite the violence and rape FLDS women and children experience, the mental brainwashing FLDS women and children endure is socially crippling, reports Jessop. Warren Jeffs, the self-appointed FLDS Prophet, was recently charged with rape and complicity to rape in a case of an arranged child marriage. The FLDS group moved to Texas, and during the trial Child Protective Services took over 200 children away from their parents. Public outcry and the overwhelmed condition of CPS caused them to return the abused children to their parents. Jessop points out that CPS has helped the FLDS maintain its power over children by housing abused children in detention facilities and often returning the abused children to their abusers. Church of Lies and Inside the Kingdom could be read in tandem, as a reminder that extremism/fundamentalism in any religion is bad for the individual and society. A must read.
- The Clitoral Truth by Rebecca Chalker
Chalker imparts a lot of information in a small concise book. She includes a few diagrams and many book leads for more info.