Today is the first-ever United Nations International Day of the Girl. This means conferences held around the world and lots of news talk on girls rights. In honor of the day, here are some new books on girlhood and girl power (conceding now to a Western bias*). Clockwise from top left: The End of Men: And The Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin (better than its hot pink soundbite title suggests); Rookie Yearbook One by Tavi Gevinson and the Rookie Mag team; Human Rights Watch: World Report 2012; Preliminary Materials For a Theory of the Young-Girl by Tiqqun from Semiotext(e)’s Intervention Series; Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elsa Schappell; The Weetzie Bat Books by Francesca Lia Block.
*Welcoming horizon-broadening further suggestions.
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