By Marissa Eller
As an author, I tend to convey my feminist ideals through my writing. These 5 authors share the same feminist ideals and chose to post their feministic pieces on an amazing site called Wattpad. While these novels are technically unpublished, they’ve achieved the kind of comments, likes, and reads that most published authors would kill for. Each novel has a strong feminist theme, and at least one strong female character. So, in no particular order, here are the 3 Best Online-Only Feminist Novels, courtesy of Wattpad.
1: Feministical Athena by feministee
[A Featured Wattpad Story // highest ranking: #11]
❝You don’t have to trust that someone else’s heart is real to prove yours is too.❞
He fell for her too soon.
She fell for him too late.
– Whereas you will only find their love through words only, for actions aren’t told.
The novel’s opening line is my personal favorite:
“Why not step back and let the men be in charge and do all the work? It’s less tiring. Because I like working for what I want. I like earning what I want. I don’t want some arrogant fool to control my life, especially when I’m perfectly capable.”
This line shows that even in response to an anonymous message, this main character is fierce and powerful. It sets the tone for the entire novel and tells the reader instantly that this girl is not to be messed with.
2: Leslie’s Study of Femininity by justlyd
Everyone tells Leslie she’s one of the guys, so she sets out to prove that there are no rules to being a girl.
Leslie has spent her whole life being teased for acting like one of the guys, but she’s not exactly sure what it means to be feminine or why her friends think that changing her ways will help her. She’s sick of being able to please others when she’d rather please herself: she is confident; she is secure; she knows what she wants. She just doesn’t know that she knows it yet.
watty award winner ‘hq love award’ 2014
Right from the start, this book shows strong feminist themes. Even the author’s opening note reads #girlpower. That’s my kind of book. My favorite line also comes from chapter one in this book. “After all, there was no one she loved more than herself.” Leslie is a role model and as strong a woman as they come.
3: Heels of Steel by Kutlie
Mckenzie Logan, fresh out of college and hungry for the work force.
Connor Pearson, established CEO and totally one of the big dogs in the business.
Mckenzie finds herself at the bottom of the food chain, working for Connor but eventually she leaps to the top becoming one of the big players herself but not before coming across some complications on the way up.
You have two people so similar but yet you still find that certain things get lost in translation.
You’ve got a man willing to give her the world but she’s more focused on conquering the universe on her own…
[First installment of the #WhenAWomanWalksSeries]
©2015, K.R.W. Malete, All Rights Reserved.
Heels of Steel is an amazing story of a woman killing it in a man’s world. My favorite line from this one comes in the last chapter (don’t worry, no spoilers) since it shows Mckenzie’s personality perfectly.
“A lot of people have commended me on making it big in what they’ve called a man’s industry and my response is always that there’s always been women in this industry, long before me, but they’ve always been pushed off to the side, and I’m just lucky that instead of being pushed off to the side by the bigger boys in the business, they now see me as a threat.”
Each book, in it’s own way, shows that women can do anything they put their minds to. All three of these novels prove that women are equal to men in every way, fictional or not.