Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism -- Kristen R. Ghodsee

Staff Pick

This title may make you laugh, but the arguments at the heart of Kristin Ghodsee’s book are academically rigorous and extremely compelling. Ghodsee makes an effort to examine the lives of Soviet and Eastern bloc women in all their complexity—including the controversial elements. Ghodsee also does not exclude men in this book: she argues that what benefits women also benefits men, mainly in removing wealth as a necessary evil in romantic relationships. Speaking from her own experiences and citing data from comprehensive studies, Ghodsee’s book--if it doesn’t convince you entirely that society needs socialism--will at least strip away all the evils attached to it.