12 essential books every modern feminist should read

By Nathan Smith

Since 1981, March has been recognized as Women’s History Month, spotlighting the achievements of badass ladies everywhere. 

But it's also an important time to remind ourselves of the ongoing inequalities many women face: domestic violence, the gender pay gap, and limits on reproductive rights, among other issues. We still have a long way to go.

Acknowledge the struggles women have encountered on the long road to equality by (re)acquainting yourself with these 15 books that have shaped feminist thought. Be sure to include them on your reading list this month, and beyond.