About the F word

Reading and videos we have found helpful to introduce ourselves and others to the feminist movement and importance of feminist activism. Please keep in mind that we do not agree with every thought, argument, and idea in these suggestions but feel they are a good place to start discussion.

Article Suggestions:

A near-comprehensive and articulate site with a wealth of information and links to resources. From the site’s introduction page: “This site is targeted particularly towards answers to those typically disruptive questions that recur on feminist blogs…This blog aims to provide factual information, for both feminists and those questioning feminism, about those typically disruptive questions/assertions.” http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/

Discussion related to further checking one’s privilege when commenting.  http://www.xojane.com/issues/black-feminist-backlash-im-tired-of-hearing

Nice article, both giving a background discussion on “the patriarchy” and second discussion on “how to start ending patriarchy”, including a list of actions for the individual and group: http://organizingchange.org/patriarchy-persists-can-change/

See also bell hook’s introduction to discussing “the patriarchy” reproduced here: http://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/UnderstandingPatriarchy.pdf

Transmisogyny 101  http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/01/transmisogyny/

Video Suggestions:

http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-student-totally-nail-something-about-women-that-ive-been-trying-to-articulate-for-37-years-6

A video about white feminism and intentionality http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-we-need-to-talk-about-white-feminism_55c8ca5ce4b0f73b20ba020a

Movie Suggestions:

http://heresiesfilmproject.org/trailer/
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

It’s a Girl by Evan Grae Davis

Podcast Suggestions: 

Bitch Media’s Feminist Podcast

Book Suggestions: 

Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks

http://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf

Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof

Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution by Alix Olson

Goodread’s Best Feminist Book List

*If you have any suggestions for additions to our pages, please feel free to e-mail us the links.

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