Resources, Reading, Links

Feminism and You!

Suggested Reading & web links:

Patriarchy – what it is, the history, how it works and how we can end it:

Millet Kate (1972) [1969] Sexual Politics. London: Abacus.

Walby Sylvia (1990) Theorizing Patriarchy. Oxford: Blackwell.

Lerner Gerda (1986) The Creation of Patriarchy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Reclaim the Night:

Normalisation of the sex industry:

Levy Ariel (2006) Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. London: Pocket Books.

Third Wave Feminism and neo-liberalism:

McRobbie Angela (2008) The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture & Social Change. Sage: London.

Baumgardner J. & Richards A. (2000) Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Ferguson Michaeale (2010) Choice Feminism & Fear of Politics

Prostitution, porn – what’s wrong with it:

Dworkin Andrea (1997) Life and Death: Unapologetic writings on the continued war against women. London: Virago.

Stark Christine and Whisnant Rebecca (2004) Not For Sale: Feminists resisting prostitution and pornography. Melbourne: Spinifex Press.

Jeffreys Sheila (1997) The Idea of Prostitution

Long Julia (2012) Anti-Porn, forthcoming from Zed Press

See Object website:

Demand Change on prostitution:


Eco-Feminist texts:

Vandana Shiva – ‘Staying Alive’

Maria Mies – ‘Eco-Feminism’

Judith Plant – ‘Healing The Wounds’

On relationship between science and masculinity see: Brian Easlea – ‘Fathering the Unthinkable’

Resurgence of Feminism:

Banyard Kat (2010) The Equality Illusion. London: Faber & Faber.

Walter Natasha (2010) Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism. London: Virago.

Redfern Catherine & Aune Kristin (2010) Reclaiming The F Word: The New Feminist Movement. London: Zed Books.

Dean Jonathan (2010) Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

On VAW and rape:

Brownmiller Susan (1976) Against Our Will. London: Penguin.

Bourke Joanna (2007) Rape: A History from 1860 to the present. London: Virago.

French Marilyn (1993) The War Against Women

Smith Joan (1990) Misogynies

Hanmer Jalna & Maynard Mary (eds.) (1987) Women, Violence and Social Control. Basingstoke: MacMillan.

History of feminism in the UK:

Bouchier David (1983) The feminist challenge: the movement for women’s liberation in Britain and the USA. London: Macmillan.

Cohrane Kira (ed.) (2010) Women of the Revolution: Forty years of feminism. London: Guardian Books.

Coote A & Cambell B (1987) Sweet Freedom. Oxford: Picador.

Mill JS [1869] ‘The Subjection of Women’, in Robson John M. (ed.) (1984) JS Mill, Collected Works, xxi, Essays on Equality, Law and Education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 261-340.

Radical Feminism:

Crow Barbara A. (2000) Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader. London: New York University Press.

Klein Renate and Hooks Bell (1996) Radically Speaking. Spinifex Press

Anything by Sheila Jeffreys; Andrea Dworkin; Kate Millet; Susan Brownmiller, Marilyn French

Harne Lynne and Miller Elaine (1996) All The Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism

On the popularity of neuro-sexism or ‘why men can’t iron’:

Cordelia Fine (2010) ‘Delusions of Gender’


John Stoltenberg –

Slut Walks:


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