11 Female Authors You Need To Read

11 Female Authors You Need To Read

Great women from the span of time
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As a female writer, I OBVIOUSLY have a lot of passion for this subject… throughout history there have been plenty of talented women authors who were consistently put on the backburner because of their gender. In fact, Thomas Jefferson took advice from his wife and the wives of his peers, yet believed that women still “had no place in politics.” These women pioneered their respective genres, even if they are not given the credit.

1. Jane Austen

This one is an obvious first choice. Jane Austen is probably the most popularized female author, and rightfully so. A woman who turned down at least one marriage proposal herself, her novels delve into the social standards of her time, explaining class struggles from a perspective underrepresented at her time: the middle-class woman. Her stories are surprisingly relatable; although the context may be different, but the conflicts ring true today. Fun Fact: She in on the British 10 pound bill!


2. The Brontë Sisters

Okay, so this is a three-in-one, as their stories are all intertwined. The Brontë Sisters were three of six; five girls and one boy. Charlotte, Anne and Emily, were talented authors of novels and poems, yet their society did not accept women as such. Therefore, Charlotte, the eldest of the three, published the trio’s works under a pseudonym (allegedly against the will of her other siblings). While the women were alive, a few of the works were popular; however, their fame took off primarily after their time.

3. Toni Morrison

Y’all, I know I mentioned this in my other novel related article, but she has won a Nobel Peace Prize! She is the perfect example of the power of literature; great progress in human rights has been made by the power of the pen. Not only is Morrison revolutionary for a woman, but she made a huge impact on the civil rights movement – one of the biggest of any person during that time.

4. J.K. Rowling

I think the significance of J.K. Rowling’s work is obvious, but the Harry Potter books are just the surface with this author. She is the first person to ever to be a billionaire, and then give up that title by donating most of her money. Additionally, she actively speaks out against human rights atrocities and uses her position in the spotlight to make a difference.

5. Harper Lee

Lee is another one of the more renowned authors on this list. Famous for To Kill a Mocking Bird, she is one of the most read authors in the American school system. This novel was her only one until the sequel was released a few years ago, so it is especially exciting that an author with only one book could have such an impact.

6. Emily Dickinson

Dickinson is one of the few poets on this list. Though you may not have directly read a lot of her works, she influences major poets and novelists alike, and is consistently quoted in major works.

7. Louisa May Alcott

Alcott wrote the famous book Little Women, and the lesser-known sequel Little Men. She is another woman who often told the lesser-known stories of non-wealthy women, often under a pseudonym. She influenced literature and the arts alike, as Little Women is also a popular stage play.

8. Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley is the author of Frankenstein, as well as several stage plays. The daughter of a feminist and political philosopher, Shelley was an all-around academic, writing one of the most engaging books of her time while also editing the works of her husband.

9. Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston influenced the aforementioned Toni Morrison; her work has been used as a way of delving into African American history and culture. She performed extensive anthropological research for her novels and books of folklore to make them as invaluable as they are to modern historians. This woman is important to read now, as she gives important yet easily readable insight into the lives of early African Americans.

10. Catherine of Siena

I included this author on the list because she is one of the most influential Christian women. Her Dialogues have served as a significant critique of the Catholic Church and, as the church has grown and changed, have been quoted time and time again by scholars and theologians to influence the development of Church policy.

11. Christine de Pizan

This author wrote a novel called Book of the City of Ladies, a work that intended to prove the value of women in society and their influence on history. As an author, Christine is important to read because of this work and her influence on documenting the history of strong, intelligent women.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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16 'Bob's Burgers'-ish Thoughts You've Had Working This Summer While Your Friends Are Abroad

This one's for anyone still in America this summer.
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One of the great things about going to a university is the amazing number of opportunities to study abroad. But, while traveling to Europe is definitely on my bucket list, this summer I'll be spending my days working, watching "Bob's Burgers" and scrolling through thousands of social media posts featuring cute clothes, tan skin, and European landmarks. Don't get me wrong.

I love seeing the gorgeous pictures you know they planned months before the trip, but I would be lying if I said I didn't have these thoughts every once in a while.

1. “It doesn't matter!" Denying you are stuck working while your friends have the adventure of a lifetime.

Louise Belcher "It doesn't matter!"

2. “I'm fine." And of course, it doesn't bother you at all.

Louise Belcher

3. “This will either be fun or terrible." Thinking about spending the summer at home.

Teddy Bob's Burgers

4. “But ironic detachment is great! Nothing means anything!" Because you're “soooo happy" for them…and not jealous at all.

Gene Belcher

5. “Was it obvious I don't care?" When you're scrolling through the emotional, heart-felt, three paragraph post accompanied by photos of an ambiguous European landscape.

Gene and Tina

6. “I've eaten nine pieces of cake, and I still feel empty." Because no amount of American spaghetti and wine can cure your Italian fever.

Belcher kids with cake

7. “The real tragedy is that I don't have time to get nachos before we start." Of course there is a positive — you can eat whatever you want because you won't be needing that “summer body."

Linda Belcher with stuffed animals

8. “Ugh, my heart just pooped its pants." One of the many thoughts you have while looking through Instagram posts of people in Europe.

Tina Belcher, broken heart

9. “Oh. It's okay, I guess I wasn't meant to have a good life." Oh and this one too.

Tina Belcher's life

10. “Oh, why don't you go fart in a phone booth!" And this one. Especially if they are in London.

Angry Linda Belcher

11. “Oh, put some mistletoe on my butt and kiss it." When you complain about working instead of traveling and someone says, “Well, I never traveled abroad in college."

Belcher Christmas

12. “Oh, I swear to god, if you keep talking I'm gonna gut punch you." “At least you're making money." Yes, instead of having the SUMMER OF A LIFETIME. Please. Keep talking.

Sassy Louise Belcher

13. “This is taking too long! I need chocolate!" One of the many thoughts you have while working.

Gene Belcher and chocolate

14. “If you need me I'll be down here on the floor dying." Definitely a thought you have after working a 9-5 shift.

Tina Belcher on the floor

15. “My life is more difficult than anyone else's on the planet, and YES, I'm including starving children, so don't ask." And this one too.

Moping Gene Belcher

16. “Summer is awful! There's too much pressure to enjoy yourself!" Finally, maybe the most relatable quote – whether you are traveling or working.

Gene Belcher vs summer

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