Feminism Reading List

Pdfs/epubs of most of these books can be found on bookzz.

Feminist Theory

For newcomers to feminism:

  • Finlayson, Lorna – An Introduction to Feminism
  • Hooks, Bell – Feminism is For Everybody
  • Hooks, Bell – Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism

For people who know their feminist basics:

  • Young, Iris – On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like A Girl” and Other Essays
  • Walby,  Slyvia – Theorizing Patriarchy

Feminism & Men

Anarcha-Feminism

Marxist-Feminism

  • Vogel, Lise – Marxism & The Oppression of Women
  • Brown, Heather – Marx on Gender & The Family (for summary see)
  • Federici, Silvia – Caliban & The Witch: Women, the Body & Primitive Accumulation
  • Federici, Silvia – Revolution At Point Zero
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  1. […] The commodification of diversity and inclusion is probably the most complex reason that companies keep making these mistakes.  And regrettably, it is the one with which I will spend the least amount of time here. Instead, I’ll make some reading suggestions: It’s been on my shelf forever and I’m looking forward to reading We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler because I suspect it will cover much of this territory in terms of feminist movements. Based on Zeisler’s other work, I feel comfortable encouraging readers to check it out for an accessible introduction to this issue. If you want to delve more deeply, look to socialist, marxist, and materialist feminist philosophy to understand the ways that capitalism, patriarchy, and structural racism7NB: marxist feminism is often critiqued for ignoring this connection are intertwined. These theories argue that capitalism is complicit in the oppression of women and people of color. You can find suggested readings here, here, here, and here. […]

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