2241 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 | 414.744.8384 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              414.744.8384      end_of_the_skype_highlighting | Open Mon-Sat 10-8 and Sun 11-5

Welcome to Broad Vocabulary Feminist Bookstore

We specialize in feminist books and magazines, including feminist theory, subculture studies, progressive politics, cultural movements, and anti-sexist/anti-racist young adult and children’s books. We also carry an ever-changing stock of used books and many lovely gift items such as t-shirts, bumper stickers, magnets, buttons, journals, pepper spray, cards, pride-gear, local art, zines and more!

We are located at 2241 S Kinnickinnic Ave, just north of the intersection of KK and Lincoln (map). We are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Please check our calendar for our most up-to date events/clubs/workshops. See you here!!!

Check out our MySpace for more featured books, upcoming events, book club information, and generally cool stuff.


Feminization Background

Feminization has become quite a popular practice especially among transsexuals. It is the deliberate effort to adapt the traits of the female - their appearance, behavior as well as actuations. This is done as an ultimate expression of one's personality as well as desires.

This allows the male to attain the transformation that they normally would like to achieve. Though society is yet to understand and accept this, feminization continues to be prevalent especially in the world of transsexuals.

Feminization has several types. It could be temporary or permanent. The temporary types include cross-dressing, changing names, forced and hypnotic feminization. Cross-dressing is where the male wears feminine clothing to appear feminine. This provides him satisfaction and considers the act gratifying for he gets to experience how it is to be feminine even for a short period of time.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, February 22: Open mic night - come show us what you've got! 7-9 PM
  • Saturday, February 23: The Fiction Writers' Workshop meets; contact Jen for more information - 2-4 PM
  • Wednesday, February 27: Political acoustic rocker Julie Loyd plays Broad Vocabulary - 8 PM; suggested donation $5-10
  • Sunday, March 2: Broad Vocabulary screens Konnie Michael Chameides' documentary Young, Jewish, and Left - 3 PM
  • Monday April 3: Cooking night with demonstrations from halogen oven, on how to make healthy food from scratch, and cook it in the healthiest way possible

See the calendar for more details.