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King Leo

King L.

GT,
Guatemala

1624 posts

So, I recently met someone that was very into feminism and it sparked an interest in me for it.

So I was wondering if there's someone in here that likes to read or has read any books about feminism that would like to recommend a couple for me to read/explore/submerge into it.

Thank you!

over 8 years ago

#2
Chris Fox

Chris F.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS,
United States

6942 posts

There's one... I'm trying to remember the name...
YES! Remembered it!
It was Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa.
It's not necessarily a book about feminism... more about Chicanos during the Chicano movement of the late 60s / early 70s on the United States and Mexican borders. But from what I've been told, Anzaldúa is a prolific feminist writer and poet, and she does discuss feminism to degrees in this book. It's probably not the best recommendation for what you're looking for, but maybe it'll pique your interest nevertheless.

0 · September 12, 2010

#3
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts

S.C.U.M Manifesto

the Society for Cutting Up Men

0 · October 11, 2010

#4
Danielle W

Danielle W.

United States

15 posts

Andrea Dworkin's Pornography: Men Possessing Women

0 · October 25, 2010

#6
Selina M

Selina M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

5711 posts

try margaret atwood's 'a handmaid's tale.' quite an interesting one

1 · September 22, 2013

#7
Amanda Carroll

Amanda C.

LOST ,
United States

3 posts

I could get mocked for this choice. However, it is sort of a classic given to many college students when first entering many ws courses and it's good for someone new to learning about feminism. It gives s summary of feminism and a depiction of feminists from a feminist author. It's not a text book so don't fear. Title; Feminism is for Everybody, author bell hooks. Another good one is called Watching Rape it provides an analysis of the depiction of rape in contemporary media and why it is portrayed in such a way (not exactly an easy read, but it's not meant to be casual).

0 · September 22, 2013

#9
Laura G

Laura G.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA,
Australia

52 posts

How have you only been a feminist for a year? Did you join a special club or something? Did you not care about equality previously?

0 · January 19, 2014

#10
Laura G

Laura G.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA,
Australia

52 posts

The number 1 book has to be The Female Eunuch

0 · January 19, 2014

#11
Raissa Palacios

Raissa P.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA,
United States

134 posts

Anything by bell hooks.

0 · January 19, 2014

#13
Sarah

Sarah

Canada

13 posts

not sure if itès been mentioned, but a huge chunk of Atwoods poetry hits the nail on the head

0 · March 22, 2015

  

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