Feminism 101


Kimberlé Crenshaw's seminal essay on intersectionality

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
by Janet Mock

Women, Race, & Class
by Angela Y. Davis

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics
by bell hooks

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism 2nd Edition
by bell hooks

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
by Rebecca Traister

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
by Naomi Wolf

A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
by Michael Bronski

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism
by Trinh T. Minh-Ha

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk
by Melinda Chateauvert

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions
by Paula Gunn Allen

This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color
by Cherríe Moraga& Gloria Anzaldúa

Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
by Leila Ahmed

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
by Judith Butler

Stone Butch Blues: A Novel
by Leslie Feinberg

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, edited by Denise D. Knight

More resources can be found in the following syllabi: Trump Syllabus 2.0, Black Feminism Syllabus, Melissa Harris Perry's Black Feminism Syllabus, Charleston Syllabus.