Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body - Sara Pascoe (2016)

Selected Reading

I found some amazing books while researching for this book and if you’re at all interested in learning more you should check some of these out:

Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior by Peter B. Gray and Justin R. Garcia (a text book really, so full of info)

The Origin of the World: Science and Fiction of the Vagina by Jelto Drenth

Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape by David Bainbridge (sports bra anyone?)

Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (funny and facts too)

Sperm Wars by Robin Baker (dubious science and much debated but lots to think about)

The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard

The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan (aquatic ape theory!)

Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom by Andrew E. Taslitz

The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon by William Stead (the age of consent/died on titanic guy)

Transforming a Rape Culture by Buchwald, Fletcher and Roth

Why We Love and Lust by Dr Theresa L. Crenshaw (all about all the hormones!)

Zero Degrees of Empathy by Simon Baron-Cohen (talks briefly about anorexia and self-empathy)

Rape on Trial by Zsuzsanna Adler (a bit out of date but great overview of rape laws)

Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll by Zoe Cormier

Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski (women and sex and pleasure and I can’t recommend this enough)

The Circumcision of Women by Olayinka Koso-Thomas 

Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering

The Case of the Female Orgasm by Elizabeth A. Lloyd

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein M.D

Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire by Eric Berkowitz (great for witches and vestal virgins)

The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller

I am Nujood: Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali (she wrote this with the lawyer who got her divorce)

Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcoff

The Science of Love and Betrayal by Robin Dunbar

Sex on Earth by Jules Howard (where I found out about the glow worms!)

Heretics by Will Storr (how I found out about confabulation and the experiments that proved it a GREAT book)

The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel Maines (history of vibrators)

The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman (excellent for fat info)

The Red Queen by Matt Ridley (an amazing evolution overview)

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine M.D.

Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine (sex bias in science testing)

Anatomy of Love by Helen Fisher (and find her TED talk too!)

On my website www.sarapascoe.com I have created a page with more Animal related stuff, links to relevant articles and new studies as well as some interesting online resources and what have you.