Resources

Resources

Books
Baumgardner, Jennifer and Amy Richards, Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future (10th Anniversary edition), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.Beauvoir, Simone de, The Second Sex, 1949 (Vintage paperback edition, 2011)

Bordo, Susan, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body (10th anniversary edition), University of CA Press, 2004.

Freedman, Estelle (editor), The Essential Feminist Reader, Modern Library, 2007.

Friedan, Betty, The Feminine Mystique (50th anniversary edition), W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.

Fuller, Margaret, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845. (American Transcendentalist, first major feminist work)

Gilligan, Carol, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Greer, Germaine, The Female Eunuch, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008 (original 1970)

hooks, bell, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, South End Press, 2000.

Johnson, Pauline, Feminism as Radical Humanism, Westview Press, 1994.

Philips, Layli, The Womanist Reader: The First Quarter of Womanist Thought, Routledge Press, 2006.

Suzack, Cheryl (editor), Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture, UBC Press, 2001.

Valenti, Jessica, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, Seal Press, 2007.

Wollstonecraft, Mary, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects, 1792 (grandmother of British feminism)

Websites
http://feministing.com/
Feministing’s Community blog exists to provide a platform for feminist and pro-feminist writing, to connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism. We hope that the Community blog will be a forum for a variety of feminist voices and organizations.

Feminist Majority – http://www.feminist.org
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

National Organization for Women – http://www.now.org
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-topics/
(Check out the bibliography.)

Women’s History – http://womenshistory.about.com/
Ethical Culture Leader Jone Johnson Lewis (http://womenshistory.about.com/bio/Jone-Johnson-Lewis-3849.htm): “In studying women’s contributions to history and culture, I have found a rich resource of role models and ideas to give me more hope and some cautionary notes for the future of humanity. I hope you’ll join me in exploring women’s heritage.”

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