Gender Focus 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway

by | July 18, 2012
filed under Books, Feminism

by Jarrah Hodge

This past Tuesday was Gender Focus’ 3rd Blogiversary! And you know what that means – time for a giveaway! This year I decided to support The Feminist Press. The feminist press is an independent non-profit publisher with an amazing range of books that promote social justice, choice, and equality.

The winner of this giveaway will receive an $80 gift certificate to The Feminist Press. The original prize was a $40 gift certificate but my real-job boss David has made a matching donation, so big thanks to David! They are located in New York and do ship internationally but just a heads up for Canadian & international readers that shipping will be around $23. As usual I’m providing the prize myself as a way of supporting feminist publishing and thanking you awesome blog readers.

There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1. Comment on this post or on the Gender Focus Facebook page and let me know what the last book you read was.

2. Tweet the following: “I entered @jarrahpenguin’s 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway at”

The contest will close at midnight on Sunday, July 22 and I’ll announce a winner next week.

As always, thank you so much for reading and supporting Gender Focus, whether you’ve been with us for three years or just found us recently. And another note of immense appreciation to my fabulous contributors, without whom I could not have kept this going.

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  • Milton Wendland

    Just found Gender Focus recently – love it and will be using it in my university courses. The last book I read was LOST DAUGHTERS by J.M. Redmann, featuring lesbian private investigator Mickey Knight and set in New Orleans. Bold Strokes Books, 2009.

  • Amanda

    The last book I finished reading was “Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People” by Douglas Coupland :)

    I enjoy the blog – keep up the good work!

  • Virginia

    Happy blog-iversary:)

    My latest finished read was Like Red Herring Without Mustard, the 3rd Flavia de Luce mystery (Cdn author, pretty awesome 11-year-old girl protagonist):)

  • Alana

    Hooray feminist blogging! The last book I read was Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall. Pansexual love triangle set in Toronto, vividly written.

  • Selina

    The last book I read was (and still flipping through it) Dreamworlds and Catastrophe by Susan Buck-Morss. Through the lens of visual culture, She makes profound connections between cold war enemies. Fascinating!

  • Amanda

    The last book I read was Douglas Adam’s second Dirk Gently novel, The Long, Dark Tea-time of the Soul. Not particularly feminist, but bitingly funny and creative.

  • Sarah

    The last book I read was Theresa Funiciello’s Tyranny of kindness: Dismantling the welfare system to end poverty in America. It’s a fantastic analysis of the ways that capitalism and nonprofit bureaucracies work together to perpetuate racist, sexist, and classist oppression. I love you, Gender Focus!(And I love those Mickey Knight books!)

  • Well I have to admit, for the sake of research and because a friend piled them on me I’ve just read the Shades of Grey trilogy.. well… skimmed and skipped through them. The promised lusty resurgence of interest in hubby didn’t happen (sorry boy), but I was reminded of the feminist erotica I’d once hidden from the kiddies view and forgotten.. like the lost libido… under the piles of washing and work. Let’s give THOSE books a public airing. Check out Herotica.

  • Zachary Larson

    The last book I read was “The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South” by Brock Thompson.

  • wendy wallach
  • Last book I read was “Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches” by Audre Lorde. I believe it was published by the Feminist Press, too. :)

    So stoked!

  • Laurel

    I’m really enjoying mystery novels from Scandinavian authors. The most recent was “The Ice Princess” by Camilla Lackberg ( there are many that have been translated into English.

  • ikkinlala

    The last book I read was Fire Season by Philip Connors – I want his job!

  • Kaitlyn

    The last book I read was, “Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean”- It is an excellent collection:)

  • The last book I read was Jonathan Ned Katz’s The Invention of Heterosexuality.