“A man molests a young woman sitting next to him on a Japanese train, drags her to a restroom and rapes her while she sobs. Some 40 fellow passengers fail to intervene.”
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Some of my favorite feminist books on my shelf…
So I have a pretty extensive collection of books… Here are some of my favorite books on feminist/by feminist I own. I recommend bugging the hell out of your library if they don’t have them. I didn’t put any fiction books on the list or history ones, maybe I’ll write up other lists for those. I did put this list together of books on women and Christianity.
- Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks.
- Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti.
- Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work Is Done by Susan J Douglas.
- Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis
- Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein
- Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
- Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by multiple people.
- The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology
- Policing the National Body by Anannya Bhattacharjee and Jael Silliman
- Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice by Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross and Elena Gutierrez
- Our Bodies, Ourselves
- Sex For One by Betty Dodson
- The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
- Backlash by Susan Faludi
- Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
- Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation by Leora Tanenbaum
I didn’t list all their work but I recommend looking into bell hooks, Angela Davis, Susan Douglas, Jessica Valenti [I know some of my followers hate her work but I like it. Without her work I doubt I would have gotten into feminism], and Patricia Hill Collins.
edit:Have you read Princesses and Pornstars by Emily Maguire? A great, easy beginners feminist text and highly quotable.
I’ve never read the book but I am always looking for ‘intro to feminism’ besides Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism and bell hooks Feminism is For Everybody. I’ll have to check it out.