Hey Everyone,

I wanna know what everyones favorite women's studies/feminism book is.

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One of my favorite feminist books is Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It's basically a novel about a feminist utopia, and is a quite unique read. I also really like Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg, but that might be a bit more of an LGBT studies book than a women's study one. A good mix of cultural and women's studies I enjoy is A Taste of Power by Elaine Brown.
"that might be a bit more of an LGBT studies book than a women's study one"

I don't see how the two are separate... it would be like saying bell hooks is more of a race studies book ;p

If you like Feinberg, check out S. Bear Bergman's 'Butch is a Noun'
Two come to mind instantly;

Gyn/Ecology by Mary Daly (and)

Right Wing Women by Andrea Dworkin
"The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future" by Cynthia Eller

"Out of the Class Closet: Lesbians Speak" edited by Julia Penelope
Mine is Wifework: What Marriage Really Means For Women by Susan Maushart.

I like it because there's a final chapter with a few suggestions on how to move forward in the gender relations debate.
Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua was enlightening when I read it.
Anzaldua also edited This Bridge Called my Back which is an amazing collection of essays.
I'm also very partial to the contributors of INCITE! Women against violence...especially Andrea Smith.




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