Seal Press News — Articles

Read blog articles by Seal authors as well as select excerpts from our books.

Because of Her: Week One

Seal Press is celebrating important women in history during the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. To kick off Week One, we are learning more about women of color–from rock stars to astronauts to activists.

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Because of Her: Seal Celebrates Women

If you asked a group of people to list the people who shaped America, the list of names would be woefully unbalanced. When we learn about the events and people who have shaped the United States, who have invented here, fought here, created here, and ruled here, the women fade into the background, with a few token representatives of the sex mentioned in the footnotes. This is even truer for queer women, transwomen, and women of color. Why do we not learn about the women who have added substantively to our history and culture?

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Why Don’t We Learn About Feminism?

Author Rory Dicker reflects on why we don’t hear about women’s history or feminism in school, realizing that it has to with American culture’s preference for women who adhere to traditional norms of femininity, women who do not speak out and disrupt everyday life. This preference is, of course, antifeminist. In addition, schools tend to try to have a “fair and balanced” approach when they teach history; as long as American ideals are emphasized, history classes before college tend not to disclose clear political agendas.

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Running: A Love Story Giveaway on Goodreads

We're giving our readers a chance to win one of three advance galleys of Running: A Love Story by Jen A. Miller on Goodreads! Entries must be received by February 14, 2016. Click on the link below for details on how to enter this ‪giveaway‬. Jen A. Miller has fallen...

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Jes Baker’s Body Positivity Message

Internationally recognized blogger and author of the brand-new book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. Read more about this new author and don’t miss her book tour!

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