I am glad to see you have a Resource section under construction for your site. My question does regard such resources, specifically pop culture feminist self-help books.
I must give you a bit of background to inform my question. I've recently locked horns with a journalist for the Christian Science Monitor who wrote a lengthy article reviewing a new wave of books about masculinity that proclaim a return to a traditional sense of manliness, claiming that "the whole post-feminist male-sensitive thing has gone a tad too far." The main book he featured was called Manliness written by Harvard professor Harvey C. Mansfield, which was just promoted by Oprah's Book Club for some weird reason. Weird since Mansfield advocates that men and women return to "traditional roles in the private sphere (girls dust/cook; guys fix/mow), but not in public life (both can 'rule' from mail room to boardroom by universal strengths and less gender specific traits: male/aggressive, female/passive)." This was how the journalist paraphrased Mansfield's thesis.
This journalist also reviewed three other books by second rate authors that supported these archaic notions, and I wrote him and his editors a helluva letter. The journalist wrote back asking that I would send him a book list on feminism to help him figure out why he was so inept for writing what he did. So I'm trying to compile a book list of semi-current feminist texts in hopes that he might review them in his next article. I'm not sure where to start, but this is one title I'm considering: Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism edited by Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake (1997); and of course your Manifesta. Got any other suggestions?
I'm not sure if this journalist would be convinced unless I could give him titles of current books he could easily find at Books-A-Million since he seems bent on tapping into current, popular trends.
Thanks for helping me educate the media!