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Hello!

Avadavat here. And, I'm excited to serve as a new mod for the o/FemininstBooks circle here on Ovarit.

Having a personal library of meaningful hard-copy books on feminism has always been important to me, but now it's more important than ever as more and more gender identity extremists, and even libraries, academic institutions, liberal news outlets and digital social media captured by genderist ideology, seem intent on censoring gender critical feminists and even limiting or denying access to their works.

Below, you'll find titles from "My Little (but, growing!) Feminist Library." I've shared them here and on other platforms before, but am doing it once more to, hopefully, generate conversation and to encourage others to grow their own "Little Feminist Libraries," too.

I read most of these titles long ago, and have yet to read some of the newer additions, but plan to dive into all of them (again...or, for the first time) in the months to come. And, after reading each one, I'll post a review here.

If you have interest in a particular title, please let me know: I'll start first with the more popular titles.

Cheers!

Avadavat


My Growing Little Feminist Library:

The Female Man (1975) by Joanna Russ The Mermaid & the Minotaur (1976) by Dorothy Dinnerstein; On Women & Revolution (1979) by Crystal Eastman; Pornography (1979) by Andrea Dworkin; Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989) by Catherine McKinnon; In a Different Voice (1982) by Carol Gilligan; The Femininst Mystique (1997) by Betty Friedan; Her Smoke Rose Forever (2004) by James Triptee Jr. (aka Alice Sheldon) Men Explain Things to Me (2014) by Rebecca Solnit* A Brief History of Feminism (2017) by Patu and Antje Schrupp Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2018) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age (2019) by Donna Zuckerberg

*Bent the knee to extremist gender ideology

Hello! Avadavat here. And, I'm excited to serve as a new mod for the o/FemininstBooks circle here on Ovarit. Having a personal library of meaningful hard-copy books on feminism has always been important to me, but now it's more important than ever as more and more gender identity extremists, and even libraries, academic institutions, liberal news outlets and digital social media captured by genderist ideology, seem intent on censoring gender critical feminists and even limiting or denying access to their works. Below, you'll find titles from "My Little (but, growing!) Feminist Library." I've shared them here and on other platforms before, but am doing it once more to, hopefully, generate conversation and to encourage others to grow their own "Little Feminist Libraries," too. I read most of these titles long ago, and have yet to read some of the newer additions, but plan to dive into all of them (again...or, for the first time) in the months to come. And, after reading each one, I'll post a review here. If you have interest in a particular title, please let me know: I'll start first with the more popular titles. Cheers! Avadavat __________ My Growing Little Feminist Library: The Female Man (1975) by Joanna Russ The Mermaid & the Minotaur (1976) by Dorothy Dinnerstein; On Women & Revolution (1979) by Crystal Eastman; Pornography (1979) by Andrea Dworkin; Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989) by Catherine McKinnon; In a Different Voice (1982) by Carol Gilligan; The Femininst Mystique (1997) by Betty Friedan; Her Smoke Rose Forever (2004) by James Triptee Jr. (aka Alice Sheldon) Men Explain Things to Me (2014) by Rebecca Solnit* A Brief History of Feminism (2017) by Patu and Antje Schrupp Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2018) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age (2019) by Donna Zuckerberg *Bent the knee to extremist gender ideology

6 comments

[–] SeahorseLT 3 points (+3|-0)

Are there some titles that you consider an absolute must-read for any woman, but especially (real, non-male pandering) feminists? I'm kinda having a hard time deciding where to start.

[–] girl_undone 3 points (+3|-0)

Andrea Dworkin is popular (among us anyway) because she was a good writer. The material isn't light reading and it isn't happy stuff, but the way it's written helps you get through. I'd recommend Right Wing Women to everyone.

[–] Avadavat [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

I used to own "The Second Sex" by Simone de Beauvoir. This book introduced me to feminism. I lost my copy, but intend to get another. I'd recommend this as a good starter book.

Also, I'll look over my current titles, and ponder others that might be part of a starter series...

Great question!

[–] Kittyrose 0 points (+0|-0)

May I ask what you thought about Zuckerberg's book? I don't want to say too much as to why as it might reveal who I am irl, but I'm currently doing some research into online misogyny /modern misogyny. (If anyone has any recommendations otherwise I'm all ears!)

[–] Avadavat [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

You may. But, that's one of my newest additions to the library...haven't read it yet. But, as you expressed interest, it may very well become the topic of my first book review for this thread.