6 nonfiction books about women’s rights


In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, we’ve put together a list of six books about women’s rights and reproduction that are necessary reading.


1. This Common Secret by Susan Wicklund


Now retired, Susan Wicklund was an abortion doctor practicing in rural areas in the Rocky Mountains. Her memoir talks about her experiences, and the essential right to choose.



2. Belabored by Lyz Lenz


Journalist Lyz Lenz has written a poignant, funny, and enraging book about the experiences of pregnant people, and how we need to trust women.



3. The Trouble With White Women by Kyla Schuller


Here’s looking at you, Amy Coney Barrett. This is a historical look at self-serving white feminists, and the Black, Indigenous, Latina, poor, queer, and trans women pushing back against them.



4. No Choice by Becca Andrews


Coming this October, Becca Andrews’ book is a look at the dismantling of Roe v. Wade and what comes next. Preorder your copy today.



5. The H-Spot by Jill Filipovic


Jill Filipovic makes the case for putting women’s happiness at the center of the feminist movement– a shift in focus that would impact everything from from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending.



6. We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler


The co-founder of Bitch Media explores the commodification of feminism, and how that impacts issues from abortion to labor to sex.