Feminism

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.

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Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

Bell hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist, and homophobic culture, and to imagine a different future.

bell hooks

Brass Tacks: On Feminism and Misogyny

Explore the evolution of the terms “feminism” and “misogyny” and how we may or may not relate to their true meanings.

Up With Community

13 Must Reads for the Black Feminist in Training

Discover 13 books about the history and culture of black women.

Ashley Ford @ Buzzfeed

Lemonade Syllabus

Discover over 200 resources celebrating black womanhood. Resources range from fiction classics, black feminist theory, inspirational and self-help guides, music, and more.

Candice Benbow

The Intersectional Woman’s Reading List

Read real-life stories from 11 young women who are tackling head-on the issues of race, gender, and class.

Doree Shafrir @ BuzzFeed

Everyday Feminism

The Everyday Feminism website strives to maintain a respectful, engaging, and thoughtful community of feminists who are supportive of each other’s marginalized identities and experiences.

Everyday Feminism

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The works of bell hooks, a primer

Get to know the works of writer bell hooks with this introduction by Brandie DeRusha.

Book Riot

5 books by Audre Lorde everyone should read

Audre Lorde deemed herself a “black feminist lesbian mother poet.” Years before Professor Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality,” Lorde’s poetry and prose embody the theory. Lorde uses her story of personal survival to reveal inconvenient truths about the marginalization of oppressed people.

http://www.forharriet.com/

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism.

Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldua

Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference

A wake up call from Audre Lorde for women to recognize different experiences and backgrounds such as race, age and sex in order to use them as tools for societal change.

University of Colorado Boulder

Womanist Reader The First Quarter Century

Charting the course of womanist theory from its genesis as Alice Walker’s African-American feminism, through Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi’s African womanism and Clenora Hudson-Weems’ Africana womanism, to its present-day expression as a global, anti-oppressionist perspective rooted in the praxis of everyday women of color, this interdisciplinary reader traces the rich and diverse history of a quarter century of womanist thought.

Layli Phillips

The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls

A manifesto for all feminists in the fight against patriarchy. Eltahawy shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.

Mona Eltahawy

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Discover the shocking gender bias that affects everyday lives of women from government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media.

Caroline Criado Perez

Inferior

Saini takes us on a journey to uncover science’s failure to understand women, she finds that we’re still living with the legacy of an establishment that’s just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice.

Angela Saini

Women’s March

Harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.

Women's March

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