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Best feminist books

50 essential feminist books

Must-reads texts for women everywhere

Today, Simone de Beauvoir would have turned 106. The feminist icon is famed for her work, which influenced both feminist theory and existentialism, as well as her book The Second Sex, which is considered to be the beginning of second wave feminism.

Below, we've selected 50 essential feminist reads, including de Beauvoir's work, spanning the first, second and third waves of feminism.

Click on an image below to launch the gallery and let us know your thoughts about the selection in the comments section, below.

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