YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: How Do I Introduce My Partner To Feminism?

What books would you recommend to introduce the concepts of privilege, patriarchy, and intersectionality to an analytical and academic-minded person who has spent most of his life living in a rural and isolated place?

Sep 3, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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Last year I met and married a very sweet and intelligent man. However, he seems to have a grown up in a rural time warp, where people didn't talk about feminism. It's been fun to introduce him to apparently exotic concepts like vacation and fruit on cereal, but I have been having a hard time with the best way to approach more complex topics, like feminism and progressive politics. What books would you recommend to introduce the concepts of privilege, patriarchy, and intersectionality to an analytical and academic-minded person who has spent most of his life living in a rural and isolated place? 
To be clear, he is open-minded and liberal, but I am not a feminist scholar, and I am looking for recommendations on books that can provide more depth and rigorous analysis than I can come up with at the breakfast table.
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