Feminist Book List
FICTION AND NON-FICTION
- "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan
- "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf
- Naomi Wolf is a controversial feminist, however her book The Beauty Myth has been highly recommended for it's discussion of body image.
- "Real Beauty" by Kaz Cooke
- "Revolution from Within" by Gloria Steinam
- About recovering creativity.
- "Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation" by Barbara Findlen
- "Feminist Fairy Tales" by Barbara G. Walker
- "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver
- "Women, Sex, and Desire" by Elizabeth Davis
- Excellent for a better understanding of menstrual cycles and predicting them.
- "To Be Real" by Rebecca Walker
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- "Herland" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions" by Maragaret Atwood
- "The Edible Woman" by Maragaret Atwood
- "Surfacing" by Maragaret Atwood
- "Cat's Eye" by Maragaret Atwood
- "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
- The autobiography of Audre Lorde
- "The Story of Avis" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
- "The Body Project" by Joan Brumberg
- "Hamlet's Mother and Other Women" by Carolyn Heilbrun
- "Writing a Woman's Life" by Carolyn Heilbrun
- "Towards a Recognition of Androgyny" by Carolyn Heilbrun
- "Feminism Unmodified" by Catherine MacKinnon
- "Reasonable Creatures" by Katha Pollitt
- "The Mismeasure of Women" by Carol Tavris
- Subtitled, "Why women are not the better sex, the inferior sex, or the opposite sex."
- "Aren't Women Human?" by Dorothy Sayers
- "When God Was a Woman" by Merlin Stone
- "Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls" by Myra and David Sadker
- "Personal Politics" by Sara Evans
- "Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen" by Kates Shulman
- "The Women's Room" by Marilyn French
- "Rubyfruit Jungle" by Rita Mae Brown
- "Bitter Ice" by Barbara Kent Lawrence
- "Women Without Superstition: No Gods, No Masters" by Annie Laurie Gaylor.
- "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
- "The Politics of Reality" by Marilyn Frye
- "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" by Mary Wollstonecraft
- "The Victim of Prejudice" by Mary Hays
- "Ruth Hall" by Fanny Fern
- "The Madwoman in the Attic" by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
- "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrisson
- "The Second Sex" by Simone de Beauvoir
- "Storm Clouds Over Party Shoes: Etiquette Problems for the Ill-Bred Woman" by Sheila Norgate
- "Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves" by Sarah B. Pomeroy
- An academic explaination of the roots of homophobia, misogyny, infanticide, and classism through a presentation of the religious, social, and legal structures of ancient Greece and Rome.
- "Fire With Fire" by Naomi Wolf
- "Glass Town" by Lisa Spaar
- An exploration of eating disorders and adolescence.
- "Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media" by Susan Douglas, a contributor to Ms. magazine.
- "From Reverence to Rape: The teatment of Women in Movies" by Molly Haskell
- "A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women 1930-1960" by Jeannine Bassinger
- "SchoolGirls" by Peggy Orenstein
- "Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape and Femininity" by Susan Brownmiller
- "Backlash" by Susan Faludi
- Essays by Candida Royalle
- "Myths of Gender" by biologist Anne Fausto-Sterling
- "The Lenses of Gender" by psychologist Sandra Bem
- "Gender Shock" by Phyllis Burke
- "The Gender Knot" by Allan Johnson
- Intro to radical feminism 101.
- "Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings" by Miriam Schneir
- "Letters to a Young Feminist" by Phyllis Chesler
- "Bound Feet and Western Dress" by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
- "ain't i a woman" by bell hooks
- "Feminism and Men: Reconstructing Gender Relations" edited by Steven P. Schacht and Doris W. Ewing
- "Woman On the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy
- "Woman: An Intimate Geography" by Natalie Angier
- "Divided Lives: American Women in the Twentieth Century" by Rosalind Rosenberg
- "Cunt: A Declaration of Independence" by Ingo Muscio
- A wonderful (and rather famous) book about menstruation.
- "Dragontime: Magic and Mystery of Menstruation" by Luisa Francia, translated into English by Sasha Daucus
- "A History of Their Own" by Bonnie Anderson and Judith Zinsser
- "Women's Lives"
- An anthology of autobiographical works by more than 100 female feminist writers.
- "Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism" by Suzanne Pharr
- "The Last Time I Wore a Dress" by Daphne Scholinski and Jane Meredith Adams
- A true story of the transgender experience.
- "Ahab's Wife" by Sena Jeter Naslund
- Inspired by the classic "Moby Dick", about the perspective of the fisherman's wife.
- "1000 Acres" by Jane Smiley
- A woman-friendly version of Skakespeare's King Lear.
- Anne Sexton's feminist retellings of fairy tales.
- "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys
- Told from the perspective of Rochester's crazy wife in the book "Jane Eyre".
- "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter
- feminist retellingsof several fairy tales.
- "Kissing the Witch" by Emma Donoghue
- "The Moon Under Her Feet"
- The story of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Mary Magdalane, which suggests that Christianity originally had deep roots in Paganism.
- "The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation" by Janice Delaney, M. J. Lupton, and E. Toth.
- "The Chalice and the Blade" by Glenna McReynolds
| Maya Angelou
|| Maragaret Atwood
|| Simone de Beauvoir
|| Susan Brownmiller
| Judith Butler
|| Helene Cixous
|| Angela Davis
|| Andrea Dworkin
| Susan Douglas
|| Susan Faludi
|| Marilyn French
|| Betty Friedan
| Germaine Greer
|| Zora Neale Hurston
|| Luce Irigaray
|| Margaret Lawrence
| Ursula K. LeGuin
|| Kate Millett
|| Adrienne Rich
|| Anne Sexton
| Gertrude Stein
|| Gloria Steinem
|| Alice Walker
|| Naomi Wolf
| Virginia Woolf
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