Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life attempts to think publicly about why we need feminism and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship among women as a community-building and community-sustaining project, to writing that addresses rape culture, these essays invite the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in an inequitable world. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/2IU1arj


  • Winner, Margaret and John Savage First Book Award 2017
  • Short-listed, Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing 2017
  • Winner, Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award 2017


"Erin Wunker's first book is a useful navigational tool even for those steeped in the precepts of women's studies. Her Notes represents a smorgasbord of reflection."—Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star and Metro Canada (Toronto)

"Notes from a Feminist Killjoy is an answer to what is needed now—a self-consciously contingent rejoinder to the question of 'who needs feminism?'" —

"Wunker renders the label 'feminist killjoy' one that readers can be proud to wear." —Quill and Quire (starred review)

"Women reaching out to one another, telling each other our stories. This is a structural tactic. It is also crucial to the work of justice and social change. Let us take Wunker's core message to heart and continue this messy, complex, and vital conversation."—The Fem