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EMMA WATSON’S FEMINIST BOOK CLUB

Um and can we all be members? And will there be wine?

Actress, UN Goodwill ambassador and celebrated celebrity feminist Emma Watson has decided that she would like to start a feminist book club. Which is obviously the greatest idea out there – who WOULDN’T want to be in a book club with Emma Watson/Hermione Granger?

Well, as long as there is wine involved, because we all know that’s the real reason people have book clubs. Right, guys?

Anyway, Watson announced her idea on Twitter today and opened it up to the floor/internet to help her decide what to call it.

Reactions were, well, they were enthusiastic and generally fitted one of three categories – very earnest, Harry Potter inspired or spinning off Watson’s HeForShe movement.

Here are some suggested names:

We tend to agree with Buzzfeed that this was a rather stand-out option:

Watch this space.

Until the name is declared, it wouldn’t be the internet if we all didn’t put our two cents in. So here are the 12 books any card carrying feminist book club member – young and old – should be dissecting (over wine, obvi):

The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan

The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing

A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir

The Female Eunuch, by Germaine Greer

Fat Is A Feminist Issue, by Susie Orbach

The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf

How To Be A Woman, by Caitlin Moran

Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, by Laurie Penny

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, by Jessica Valenti

From: ELLE Australia