A GREAT BIG GIANT ASS LIST OF FEMINIST LIT. Being both a starter kit of sorts and a list of titles that are important to the history of feminism or current feminist movement.
Please note: The author of this post has not read everything suggested here but has compiled this list based on recommendations, academic courses, etc. Many of these texts are admittedly problematic, but are included because this feminist believes it’s important to know where we’ve come from in order to move forward.
Go forth and read! And feel free to add titles if you reblog!
NEW TO FEMINISM?
Manifesta by Jennifer Baumgardner
Feminism is For Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
Full-Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
Backlash by Susan Faludi
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B. Freedman
The Essential Feminist Reader edited by Estelle B. Freedman
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism by Daisy Hernandez
Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
Feminism Without Borders by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes by Lillian Robinson
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft; BUY IT | READ IT ONLINE
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolfe
FEMINISM AND THE BODY:
Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo
FAT!SO? Because You Don’t Have to Apologize For Your Size by Marilyn Wann
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
FEMINISTS DO IT BETTER.
Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Judy Norsigian and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism by Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards, and Winona LaDuke
Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change by Mary K. Trigg