2. 50 Books To Help Men Be Feminists

When it comes to books I have relied on Bloom’s big lists of literature without questioning the limits his canon puts on the variety of perspectives I encounter.

So here’s a reading plan I’m putting together from a few feminist readings lists: Chris Crass’ blog on how men can be feminists, the Feminist Reading list from The Radical Notion, Atlantic partner site Flavorwire list, OpenCulture list, from Ariel Levy, Rachel Holmes’ top ten, and a ThinkProgress introductory feminist list.

Audre Lorde
1. Sister OutsiderA collection of essays and speeches. Lorde explores… women’s rights in the USSR; kindergarten in Uzbekistan; college, employment and racism in the US; taking free healthcare and education for granted; the joy of well-funded public transport; dictatorships conquering the bread problem; poetry as illumination; regretful silences; the importance of feelings as well as ideas in understanding the world;
2. Collected PoemsContains four of Lorde’s books of poems published between 19-19.

Maria Mies
3. Patriarchy And Accumulation On A World Scale: Women In The International Division Of Labour –  Describes Mies theory of capitalist patriarchy and explores… the history of feminist critiques of Marxist theory; housewives’ domestic labour as the source and foundation of all capitalist production of surplus;

Angela Davis
4. Women, Race, and Class – a

bell hooks
38. The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, And Love
39. Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics
40. Ain’t I a Woman?
41. Feminist Theory: From Margin To Centre
42. All About Love: New Visions
43. We Real Cool: Black Men And Masculinity

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa
6. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
7. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
8. Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado

Suzanne Pharr
9. In The Time Of Right: Reflections on Liberation
10. Homophobia: A Weapon Of Sexism

Barbara Smith
20. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology
21. Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around: Forty Years Of Movement Building With Barbara Smith
22. Conditions: Five, The Black Women’s Issue 2
23. Yours In Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives On Racism And Anti-Semitism
24. All The Women Are White, All The Men Are Black, But Some Of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies
25. The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings On Race, Gender, And Freedom

Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez
26. De Colores Mean All Of Us: Latina Views For A Multi-Colored Century
27. Five Hundred Years Of Chicano History In Pictures: 500 Anos del Pueblo Chicano
28. Letters From Mississippi
29. The Youngest Revolution: A Personal Report From Cuba

Silvia Frederici
31. Caliban And The Witch: Women, The Body And Primitive Accumulation
32. Revolution At Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction And Feminist Struggle

Andrea Smith
33. Conquest: Sexual Violence And American Indian Genocide
34. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex
35. Color Of Violence

Paul Kivel
36. Men’s Work: How To Stop The Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart
37. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice


Leslie Feinberg
44. Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink And Blue

Kate Bornstein
45. My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity

Ida B. Wells
46. The Light Of Truth
47. Crusade For Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B Wells

Septima Clark
48. Ready From Within: Septima Clark And The Civil Rights Movement
49. Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

Chris Crass
50. Toward Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, And Movement Building Strategy


More Angela Davis:
11. Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And The Foundations Of A Movement
12. The Meaning Of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues
13. If They Come In The Morning: Voices Of Resistance
14. Are Prisons Obsolete?
15. Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture and Empire
16. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
18. Women, Culture, and Politics
19. Joan Little: The Dialectics Of RapeArticle about Joan Little

More Lorde:
3. The Cancer Journals
4. Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
5. Uses Of The Erotic: The Erotic As Power



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