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Feminist Culture Club: December 2022

We’re back with our Equality Now Feminist Culture Club, bringing you a round up of recommendations from our staff and supporters of books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts that act as a megaphone for women’s rightsWant to read more? Head to our Feminist Culture Club archive.


The Sex Lives of African Women  by Nana Darkoa 

The Sex Lives of African Women features a collection of stories of women from across the African continent and its global diaspora as they speak of their diverse experiences of sex, sexuality and relationships. 

The Sewing Girls  by John Wood Sweet

This is a  riveting revolutionary era drama that depicts the first published rape trial in American history and its long, shattering aftermath, revealing how much has changed over two centuries―and how much has not. 

Women Resisting Violence  by Voices and Experiences from Latin America 

This book, co-authored by women from Latin America, is a powerful account of the ways in which women and girls encounter violence and the bold initiatives they are developing to respond to it. 

The Emperor’s Babe  by Bernadine Evaristo 

Now well known for her 2019 Booker Prize-winning book, Girl, Woman, Other, this early book from Bernadine Evaristo chronicles the tale of Zuleika, a libidinous but frustrated Sudanese woman who comes of age in a Roman-conquered London in A.D. 211. 

Santa Carolina  by Julieta Morales 

Santa Carolina tells the story of Carol Murcia, a Honduran trans woman who was forced to flee her country. 

TV Programs

The Whistleblowers: Inside The UN 

This documentary gives first-hand accounts of what happens to staff when they report allegations of wrongdoing. These stories reveal a culture of untouchability that reaches the highest levels of the organization and uses first-hand testimonies to expose a toxic culture where abusers prey on the vulnerable – while hiding behind a cloak of saintliness.

Following the documentary, Equality Now has joined a call to action on the United Nations and Sexual Aggression. Learn more and add your name.

Indian Predator: Beast of Bangalore

Beast of Bangalore is the fourth instalment of ‘Indian Predator’ true crime series. It centres on a Bangalore serial murderer who used to murder women at night and will be released soon on Netflix.

A League of Their Own 

The new Amazon Prime series is an adaptation of The 1992 film  A League of Their Own. The series, set in 1943, is about the formation of the Rockford Peaches, a women’s team in the nascent All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. 


The Swimmers 

Based on harrowing real-life events, this Netflix drama tells the incredible story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, teenage Syrian sisters who fled Damascus in 2015 as the devastating civil war began to creep closer to their home. 

Ek Jagah Apni ( A Place of Our Own)

This feature narrates the tale of two trans women caught in the grips of house hunting and the challenges therein. Ek Jagah Apni became one of the five movies to make it to the ‘Goes To Cannes’ list.

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