by Hannah Bressler
This book is a beautifully written and well-organized overview of women's political movements around the world. Even if you are already well acquainted with world history or the many uprisings of oppressed people, this book will teach you the limits of your own perspective.
Freedman documents stories of women reimagining their rights from all over the globe. From the women who demanded the right to vote in Egypt, or the history of genital cutting in Nigeria (and it's use as a show of defiance when the occupying colonialists outlawed the practice) Freedman explores many forms of social engineering or accidental outcomes from political action.