#PressforProgress, Women’s Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme, #PressforProgress, stresses the importance of pushing a global movement of advocacy, activism, and support for gender equality. #PressforProgress is “a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”

As we advocate and celebrate gender inclusivity, here are several recent APA titles that disseminate feminist scholarship that can improve the lives of women and other disempowered groups.

APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women

Authors in this two-volume set provide scholarly reviews and in-depth analyses, with themes of status and power informing many chapters. Volume 1 describes feminist critiques of theory and addresses the uniquely intersecting components of individual experience. Volume 2 focuses on applied subjects, including psychological well-being, close relationships, victimization, and leadership.


Eliminating Inequities for Women With Disabilities

Contributors to this book examine the widespread barriers that prevent women with disabilities from accessing effective health care, and offer plans for action to improve wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention among this broad yet underserved population.



Feminist Therapy, Second Edition

In this second edition of her popular book, Laura S. Brown reviews the history, theory, empirical basis, and practice of feminist therapy, a groundbreaking approach that not only listens to, but privileges, the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as “other” by dominant cultures.



Womanist and Mujerista Psychologies

This inspiring book introduces the psychologies of womanists and mujeristas—African American women and Latinas, respectively, who have a broad and inclusive approach to feminism and liberation. Womanist and mujerista values and worldviews emphasize resiliency, strength, activism, self-expression, creativity, spirituality/connection, self-definition, and the liberation of all oppressed people.


Woman’s Embodied Self

Using various psychological theories, this book examines women’s complex relations with their bodies and how attitudes toward the body affect women’s sense of self. It also suggests ways to achieve a positive embodied self.

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