Thursday, July 12, 2012

Feminist books

Please add your favorites to the list under the comments section.  Thanks!

From Kathleen Sloan of the National NOW Board:

  1. Herstory – “When God was a Woman,” Merlin Stone
  2. Patriarchy – “The Macho Paradox,” Jackson Katz
  3. Domestic Violence – “Why Does He Do That?  Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men,” Lundy Bancroft (the best analysis of abusive men – period)
  4. Domestic Violence – From Madness to Mutiny:  Why Mothers are Running from the Family Courts – and What Can be Done About It,” Amy Neustein and Michael Lesher
  5. Objectification of Women – “The Beauty Myth,” Naomi Wolf
  6. Health – “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom,” Christiane Northrup, M.D.
  7. Empowerment – “Revolution from Within,” Gloria Steinem
  8. Domestic Violence – “When Dad Hurts Mom:  Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse,” Lundy Bancroft
  9. Herstory – “A History of the Wife,” Marilyn Yalom
  10. Indigenous Women – “Making Space for Indigenous Feminism,” Joyce Green
  11. Indigenous Women – “American Indian Women:  Telling Their Lives,” Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands
  12. Indigenous Women – “Sisters in Spirit:  Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists,” Sally Roesch Wagner
  13. Fiction – “Work,” Louisa May Alcott
  14. Fiction – “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf
  15. Aging – “The Fountain of Age,” Betty Friedan
  16. Spiritual – “The Women’s Haggadah,” E.M. Broner
  17. Spiritual – “The Five Books of Miriam:  A Women’s Commentary on the Torah,” Ellen Frankel, PhD
  18. Young Women of Color – “Colonize This!  Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism,” Edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman
  19. Politics – “Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:  The Politics of Women’s Resistance,” Simona Sharoni
  20. Fiction – “The Mists of Avalon,” Marion Zimmer Bradley
  21. Pornography – “Big Porn Inc:  Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry,” Melinda Tankard Reist & Abigail Bray
  22. Femicide – “Femicide:  The Politics of Woman Killing,” Jill Radford & Diana E.H. Russell
  23. Herstory – “American Jezebel:  The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, The Woman Who Defied the Puritans,” Eve LaPlante
  24. Global Feminism – “Half the Sky:  Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  25. Pornography – “Pornland:  How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality,” Gail Dines
  26. Global Feminism – “Global Feminism:  Transnational Women’s Activism, Organizing, and Human Rights,” Myra Marx Ferree & Aili Mari Tripp
  27. Global Feminism – “Beyond Borders:  Thinking Critically About Global Issues,” Paula S. Rothenberg
  28. Objectification of Women – “The Beauty Bias:  The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law,” Deborah L. Rhode
  29. Politics – “Sexism in America:  Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future,” Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D.
  30. Fiction – “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood
  31. Domestic Violence – “If I Am Missing Or Dead:  A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation,” Janine Latus


Jerin said...

32. USA: Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

Suggested by Marilyn Fitterman of NOW:
33. USA: SEXISM IN AMERICA: Alive and well and ruining our future. Author Barbara Berg

34. USA: NO EXCUSES by Gloria Feldt

From Nicole Kubon:

- Tough Guise (Jackson Katz)
- The Guy's Guide to Feminism (Michael Kimmel)
- Guyland (Michael Kimmel)
- He's a Stud, She's a Slut (Jessica Valenti)
- Full Frontal Feminism (Jessica Valenti)
- Men & Feminism (Shira Tarrant)

MsJustice said...

#2 should be Barry Goldsteins book, "Scared to Leave, Afraid to Stay"

MsJustice said...

SCARED TO LEAVE AFRAID TO STAY Paths From Family Violence to Safety by Barry Goldstein