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My feminism

It took me years to put together a vision, a thought. A way to decipher and codify that feeling, that feeling of never being enough. Never smart enough, fast enough, or just beautiful enough. The pieces that helped me understand came separately, and I had to collect them and put them back together. A book, a video, a friend, that opens your eyes.
I here have tried to collect them to help all women to love each other, to free themselves from the brakes of society that tells us how we must be, to control ourselves, once again, and tame ourselves. No, it's time to open our eyes and see how unique, powerful, and fantastic we are. 


Who cooked the last supper?

"Men dominate history because they write it. Women’s vital part in the shaping of the world has been consistently undervalued or ignored."


«Mona Chollet racconta come una parola infamante sia diventata il simbolo delle donne che lottano contro il dominio maschile.» - Le Monde

Se vuoi diventare madre in Italia devi essere pronta a rinunciare alla tua libertà

Lucia brandoli

"...Sempre secondo le rilevazioni Istat il tasso di occupazione delle madri di età compresa tra i 25 e i 54 anni è del 57%, a fronte dell’89,3% dei padri; quello delle donne senza figli coabitanti è invece del 72,1%. Inoltre risulta che l’11% delle donne con almeno un figlio non abbia mai lavorato per seguire la famiglia, il 3,7% rispetto alla media europea, e questa scelta risulta spesso tutt’altro che serena. E come al solito c’è un grande divario tra Nord e Sud. “Nel 2018,” dichiara Setti, “le donne che hanno dato le dimissioni sono state 30.672, la maggior parte per l’impossibilità di conciliare lavoro e figli. Quelle che restano in azienda, spesso rinunciano alla prole. Il 57% delle dirigenti, infatti, non ha figli, contro il 25% dei colleghi. In Italia, scrive Setti, lo stato dà solo il 2% del Pil alle famiglie, contro il 4% della Francia ad esempio. Ma allo stato fa comodo avere le donne a casa, perché creare asili e case di riposo costa, mentre il lavoro di cura casalingo è gratuito”

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine


What the judges said: 'Every man and woman should read this book on gender bias ... an important, yet wickedly witty, book.' 

'Fine's entertaining and thoughtful book is a valuable addition to the discussion about gender.' Ian Critchley, Sunday Times

 'In addition to being hopeful, Fine is also angry. We should all be angry. Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar.' Guardian

'A densely packed, spirited book, with an unusual combination of academic rigour and readability ... The expression “essential reading for everyone” is usually untrue as well as a cliché, but if there were a book deserving of that description this might just be it.' Antonia Macaro, Financial Times

Maschi = femmine. Contro i pregiudizi sulla differenza tra i sessi

Cordelia Fine

Uomo: Marte, attivo, razionalità, matematica, aggressività. Donna: Venere, passiva, emotività, accudimento. Eccole, le differenze. Per un breve tratto della storia dell'Umanità si è creduto che uomo e donna fossero uguali. Poi si è ricominciato a parlare di differenza tra i sessi, e se un tempo questa differenza era stata addirittura misurata in libbre di cervello, ora viene descritta a colpi di neuroimmagine funzionale. In realtà, sostiene la giovane studiosa Cordelia Fine, la scienza non è ancora riuscita a produrre prove convincenti dell'esistenza di un "cervello femminile" e di un "cervello maschile". Il cervello è un organo dotato di plasticità e adattabilità, non è immutabile: fin dall'infanzia uomini e donne vengono continuamente bombardati dagli assiomi, dai pregiudizi e dalle banalità sulle differenze tra i sessi, e questo incessante martellamento che passa per la famiglia, la scuola, l'intera società e, non ultima, la scienza e la sua vulgata giornalistica, finisce per imprimere nelle loro menti l'immagine e l'identità femminile o maschile. Uomini e donne accettano la differenza, la trasformano in un punto di forza, accentuano determinate caratteristiche del proprio sesso trascurando quelle dell'altro.

The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain

Gina Rippon

‘Highly accessible. It has the power to do vastly more for gender equality than any number of feminist “manifestos” … revolutionary to a glorious degree’
Rachel Cooke, Observer

'A treasure trove of information and good humour' CORDELIA FINE, author of Testosterone Rex

Do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or is that the wrong question?

Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determines your skills and preferences, from toys and colours to career choice and salaries. But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? And what does it mean for our brains?

Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains. Taking us back through centuries of sexism, The Gendered Brain reveals how science has been misinterpreted or misused to ask the wrong questions. Instead of challenging the status quo, we are still bound by outdated stereotypes and assumptions. However, by exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of our brains and instead to see these complex organs as highly individualised, profoundly adaptable and full of unbounded potential.

Rigorous, timely and liberating, The Gendered Brain has huge repercussions for women and men, for parents and children, and for how we identify ourselves.

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin Moran

Imagine a world where...

· Your phone is too big for your hand
· Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body
· In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.

If any of that sounds familiar, chances are you're a woman.

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.

Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives.

'A book that changes the way you see the world' Sunday Times


We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently…’

What does “feminism” mean today?

In this personal, eloquently argued essay – adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now – an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Le signore non parlano di soldi

Azzurra Rinaldi mi ha folgorata. Son bastati cinque minuti di podcast per decidere che avrei dovuto leggere ed ascoltare tutto di lei. Una donna, un modello di quello che vorrei essere.

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  • Who cooked the last supper?

  • Se vuoi diventare madre in Italia devi essere pronta a rinunciare alla tua libertà

  • Maschi = Femmine

  • The gendered brain