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Book Recommendations

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An alleged feminist utopia built in a world wracked by climate change.....is it all that it seems?

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Angela Chen really got my mind working!  I appreciate the challenges to the beliefs we've all been handed.

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Exploring bodily autonomy and reproductive rights through sci fi, fantasy, and horror!

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Curious about "sex addiction?"  David Ley makes it interesting, thought-provoking, and fun to ponder

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Family drama, grappling with childhood traumas, sexiness and gothic castle vibes all in one book!

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Walker speaks to the heart of CPTSD both from the perspective of a clinician AND a survivor

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Can fairy tale-loving producer Dev help Charlie find his princess?  Whose fairy tale is this, anyway?

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Snuggle up to this warm and fuzzy Sapphic Christmas rom com full of family holiday fun and drama!

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A Lambda Literary Award Winner!  Also funny, sexy, and just plain fun to read!  

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A queer rom com full of music, missed opportunities, and what it truly means to be home and find your family.

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What if a Hollywood job turned into a Hollywood ending?

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A warm and fuzzy romance between two queer fat women of color that will have you swooning

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"Contemporary Sapphic Rom-Com" with compassionate portrayal of trauma and sexual function issues

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The whole Cowboys of California trilogy is not to be missed.  Sexy cowboys, romance, and more!

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Will they or won't they?

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Your personal guide to better sex through science!  Also checkout her podcast!  She's amazing!

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Fabulous, sexy romance if that's what you're in the mood for!

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Couples therapists, check this out!  Chances are pretty good your clients have sexual concerns, and you can help!

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Georgina and Nathan explore swinging to save their relationship after a breach of trust

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I think the title says it all!  Packed full of awesome info, helpful ideas, and personal experiences.

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A story of queer love and resilience with a nonbinary hero 

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Everyone is sexual!  Learn how to make sure you are reaching folks on the margins.

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What if Sleeping Beauty was into girls.....?

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Sexy erotic novel exploring the black, gay, online hookup scene

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Erotic short stories by famous authors, published anonymously

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The always amazing Octavia Butler explores gender issues in an awesome Afrofuturist novel

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An erotic novel about sex magic!

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How the heck do you do consensual non-monogamy? Find out here! 

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Queer BIPOC heroines battle oppression and the undead

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A well-known evangelical leader shares what she learned on her journey from Paul to Paula.

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Couples therapists:  Learn how to work with sexual issues in therapy

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Learn about period poverty, menstrual justice, and fighting period stigma!

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Beams explores consequences of the time-honored tradition of doubting the bodies and minds of women and girls

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Compassionate evaluation and treatment for folks struggling with OCSB

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Thoughts about porn, having sex with your students, whether men have a "right to sex," and more.

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What do we fantasize about?  Is it "normal?"  How do we talk to our partners about our fantasies?

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Are you a MH professional who needs to learn more about consensual nonmonogamy?  Here you go!

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A black lesbian vampire classic

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Octavia Butler gives us sexually fluid vampires with much negotiation of boundaries and consent

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A reconstruction of feminism that centers women of color

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A Wild West themed fantasy series with a trans hero that tackles issues of race, sexuality, gender, and MONSTERS

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Definitely check out her TedTalk and her videos and podcasts.

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An exploration of what the heck we all "do" sexually

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An LGBT Elder interviews HER LGBT Elders 

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Go out and read all of her books, RIGHT NOW!  Seriously.  She is amazing.

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Learn all about penises from a penis doctor!

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Read all of her books to immerse yourself in one of today's feminist voices.

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White folks, let's figure this out!

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A novel that takes us inside a closed cultural world and the domestic abuse it can conceal

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What can you accomplish with your "louding voice?"

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An inside look into the experiences of a survivor of predatory sexual behavior by a powerful adult toward a child

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Also the author of other awesome books such as "Bad Feminist"

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This IS a witch hunt.  We are the witches, and we are hunting you.

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A twisty exploration of how we perceive male violence against women, and how it's portrayed in the media.

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I loved this so much, I couldn't put it down!  

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Emily Nagoski does it again!  Couldn't put this one down!  So full of useful ideas and strategies it broke my brain.

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Full of useful tools and perspectives for poly folks and for all of us, really!

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This book is a game changer for touch and for life in general!

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A hot fat butch Christmas tree farmer, a manic elf artist, and frantic efforts to save a Christmas tree farm!

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Learn about sex pain experienced by AFAB folks and surprising strategies for healing

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Revenge, queer witch love, and a competition for the ages in a magical town full of wonders!

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So grateful to the friend who gifted me this lovely book.  Check out all of her books, including writing prompts!

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Poorly managed stress kills desire.  Let Emily and Amelia Nagoski help you learn to manage it!

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How to think about, talk about, and have the sex you really want

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Need help with premature ejaculation, get this excellent book!

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Anxiety.  Romance.  Sex.  Baking.  

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Recovering from infidelity?  You need the wisdom of Dr. Tammy.  

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Your own personal guide to better sex through mindfulness!  

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What's not to love about a sexy, Christmas-themed romance in a small town?

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A guide to creating your ideal relationship by a leading expert in Open Monogamy!

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What happens when women are randomly assigned either motherhood or a career, but are not allowed both?

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In a world where violating the "Sanctity of Life" amendment leads to a dangerous and sinister punishment....

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Magical realism starring Argentinian trans sex workers surviving and building community on the margins

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A sex writer explores her own journey with sex and sexuality

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What happens when a sex educator and an accountant suddenly co-own a sex toy shop?  Sexiness!

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Author of the "What it's Like" column explores the experiences of folks with marginalized sexual practices

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Trans folks fight an army of TERFS to survive in a world where too much T turns you into a cannibal sex fiend

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What's going on in our bodies and brains when we are living through heartbreak?

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Therapists:  Learn a structured approach to more satisfying, mindful, embodied sex

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Forget what you think you know about fairy tales...

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How sexism and racism in healthcare kill women

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Exploring the damage done when we try to "pray the gay away."

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Using Imago Therapy techniques to get the sex you want!

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Meet forgotten advocates from the Gilded Age who fought for womens' rights to control their own bodies

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A memoir of womanhood in America in seven (body) parts

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A must-read for mental health professionals

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In their debut novel Mandelo asks:  What if you didn't realize you were in love with your best friend until they were dead?

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The tale of the trans grandchild of Katrina VanTassel and Brom Bones

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A challenge to the whitewashed history of feminism

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An inside look at how powerful systems silence folks who are victimized

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Support for female-identified survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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A memoir about surviving intimate partner violence

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Get your hands on all of faer books!  Gender diverse characters and examining of painful issues.

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Also check out Dear Ijeawele!

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Insights from the internet about what we're up to sexually

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A trans hero, written by a trans author, based on trans history.  I love this author.  Read all of their books!

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Everything she writes is marvelous!

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Learn all about the vulva and it's accompanying parts!

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Raising a child of any gender?  

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Spinsterhood.  An amazing, empowering life.

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After you read this, you're going to want to follow ALL of the authors in this anthology!

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An in depth look into some very scary subcultures

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Is your feminism intersectional?  Probably not as much as it could be, but you can work on it!

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Radical self love...AND she has a workbook!

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Also check out Girls & Sex, and all her other books!

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Like candy for my nerdy little brain on so many levels!  I gobbled it up in one sitting!

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The most disturbing book I've read in some time.  

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Magic, chosen family, and very sexy power play round out The Last Binding Trilogy!

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Much needed research presented compassionately and respectfully.

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Sex, sea monsters, piracy, magic, and lots of nonbinary characters with a variety of pronouns!

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Learn how to challenge internalized harmful messages, handle stress, build supports, and be your true self!

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Explore the effects of racialized trauma on our bodies and experiment with practices for healing

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Why are we focused on abortion when folks could solve a wealth of issues by ejaculating responsibly?

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Full of fantastic resources for therapists AND for poly folks.  Martha is amazing!

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The senior ladies group of All Souls Parish decide to make an "erotica" book as a church fundraiser!

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Explore what ensues when a father goes to extremes to protect his daughters from the evils of men

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Fantastic self-guided tour through coping with Erectile Dysfunction!

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What can research tell us about how to have magnificent sex?

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Looking for a romance novel with a trans heroine?  Here she is!

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Check out her website for guided meditations to go with the concepts discussed in this book!

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Bad boy meets barrister for fake romance turned....something unexpected....

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Need help living your most pleasurable and secure polyamorous life?  Check this out?

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A comic book that busts myths and is crammed with sexiness!  

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In a world where the Christian Right takes over the country and women can only speak 100 words per day....

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Will demisexual Wren get his first kiss with the handsome Derick?!  (Of course he freaking will!)

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Check out one woman's unflinching examination of her experiences with polyamory

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Thinking critically about Bestiality and Zoophilia

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Memoir of a couple living and loving with HIV/AIDS

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Jones describes growing up in and breaking free from a religious cult rife with sexual abuse

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Step inside the Red Tent

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Clinical approaches to trans sexualities and erotic embodiments

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Imagine a United States in which same gender marriage was the norm...

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The story of a trans hero based on British folklore

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The most disturbing novel I've read in a LONG time explores unrealistic standards for motherhood.

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Explore the history of trans medical and mental health care.  Challenge your beliefs about existing EBM.

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Bowen introduces us to trap feminism, and lots of other vocabulary

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Queer historical fiction full of magic and sexiness!

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Owen writes YA novels full of same sex couples, nonbinary folks, and characters that challenge gender roles.

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An exploration of womens' lives in a country where abortion is criminalized

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Fall in love with queer historical romance.  Read anything by Cat Sebastian!

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A look inside the experiences of a survivor and the failures of our criminal justice system

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Explore how white feminism has become a weapon of white supremacy and the patriarchy

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Erotic blood drinker steampunk series with great consent and respect for boundaries

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A story of love, family, and finding where/with whom you belong

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An awfully handy book if you have a clitoris!

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An exploration of sexual safety on college campuses

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Challenging how we think about infidelity

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Exploring the dichotomy of domesticity and sexual desire

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And she has a new book out!

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Get busy in your antiracist journey.  Read ALL of his amazing books!

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Start with her book about rape culture, then read the rest of her work!

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Challenging what we think we know about domestic abuse

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I am in love with this novel that trans and queer author K. M. Szpara describes as "really gay."

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STIs have never seemed so friendly

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Another powerful feminist voice

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Also check out his film Tough Guise

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