Resources of the Paper Variety

Woman in Sexist Society: Studies in Power and Powerlessness

Edited by Vivian Gornick & Barbara K. Moran

The GirlsWho Went Away: The Hidden History

~Ann Fesler

Feminism Confronts Homo Economics: Gender, Law & Society
The Assault on Reason

~Naomi Wolf


~Mary Daly

Women of Ideas & What Men Have Done To Them

~Dale Spender

Beyond Power: Women, Men & Morals

~Marilyn French

When Smoke Ran Like Water

~Devra Davis

The Politics of Housework

~Pat Mainardi

Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

Cynthia Enloe

Sexing the Body

Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes

Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown

Beauty and Misogyny

Sheila Jeffreys

Algebra of Infinite Justice

Arundhadi Roy

Sexual Harassment Legal Resource Kit

Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy

Allan Johnson


Inga Muscio

• Anthony, Susan B., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, A History of Woman Suffrage, vols 1-3 (1884-7)
• Bahinabai, Autobiography and Verses (lived c1628-c1700)
• Behn, Aphra, various works (1670-1689)
• Bradford, Sarah, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman (1869)
• Butler, Josephine, Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade (1896)
• Hildegard of Bingen, Order of the Virtues (c1151)
• Kempe, Margery, The Book of Margery Kempe (c1435)
• Macaulay, Catherine, Letters on Education (1790)
• Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji (c1000)
• Mustakfi, Walladah bint al-, poems (lived c994-1091)
• Nordenflycht, Hedvig Charlotta, To the Defence of Women (1761)
• Pisan, Christine de, The Book of the City of Ladies (1405)
• Schurman, Anna Marie van, On the capacity of the female mind for learning (1640) and other works
• Sor Juana (Juana Inés de la Cruz), Reply to Sor Philotea (1691)
• Taylor, Harriet, The Enfranchisement of Women (1851) (alongside her husband John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, which co-opt some of her work)
• Wollstonecraft, Mary, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) and other works

  • Adams, Carol, The Sexual Politics of Meat
  • Alcoff, Linda, “Cultural feminism versus post-structuralism: the identity crisis in feminist theory,” (Signs, 13, 1988, pp. 405-436), postmodernist
  • Bennett, Judith, History Matters: Patriarchy and Challenge of Feminism (Manchester, Manchester U.P., 2006)
  • Brownmiller, Susan, Femininity
  • Brunberg, Joan Jacobs, The Body Project
  • Butler, Judith, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (London, Routledge, 1999) postmodernist
  • Butler, Twiss,
  • Collins, Patricia Hill, Black Sexual Politics
  • Daly, Mary, Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation (Boston: Beacon Press, 1973)
  • Daly, Mary, Gyn/Ecology
  • Daly, Mary, Pure Lust
  • Davis, Angela, Women, Race, and Class (1983)
  • Davis, Elizabeth Gould, The First Sex (1971)
  • de Beauvoir, Simone, The Second Sex
  • de Becker, Gavin, The Gift of Fear
  • Dowling, Colette, The Frailty Myth
  • Dworkin, Andrea, Intercourse
  • Dworkin, Andrea, Letters from a War Zone
  • Dworkin, Andrea, Pornography
  • Ehrenreich, Barabara and Deirdre English, For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women
  • Ehrenreich, Barabara, Global Woman: Nannies Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy
  • Ephron, Nora,  Crazy Salad
  • Faludi, Susan, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
  • Firestone, Shulamith, The Dialectic of Sex
  • French, Marilyn, Beyond Power and The War Against Women
  • Friedan, Betty, The Feminine Mystique
  • Frye, Marilyn, The Politics of Reality (1983)
  • Gargallo, Francesca, Ideas Feministas Latinoamericanas
  • Greer, Germaine, The Female Eunuch
  • Greer, Germaine, The Whole Woman
  • Griffin, Susan, Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
  • Hall, Catherine, White, Male and Middle Class: Explorations in Feminism and History
  • Helliwell, Christine, ‘“It’s only a penis”: rape, feminism and difference’ (Signs, 25, 2000, pp. 789-816)
  • Holland, Jack, Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice
  • hooks, bell, Feminist Theory: from Margin to Centre
  • Jeffreys, Sheila, The Spinster and Her Enemies
  • Jensen, Derrick, The Culture of Make Believe
  • Jensen, Robert, Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity
  • Johnson, Allan, The Gender Knot
  • Levy, Ariel, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
  • Kandiyoti, Deniz, “Bargaining with patriarchy,” (Gender and Society, 2, 1988, pp. 274-290)
  • Khaf, Mohja, E-mails From Scheherezade (poetry)
  • Kimmel, Michael, The Gendered Society
  • MacKinnon, Catharine, “Are Women Human?”
  • MacKinnon, Catharine, “Feminism Unmodified”
  • MacKinnon, Catharine, Only Words
  • McFague, Sallie, Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril
  • McKeon, Michael, “Historicizing patriarchy: the emergence of gender difference in England, 1660-1760,” (Eighteenth Century Studies, 28, 1995, pp. 295-322)
  • Miles, Rosalind, Who Cooked the Last Supper?
  • Millet, Kate, Sexual Poltics
  • Morgan, Elaine, The Descent of Woman
  • Mullins, Edwin, The Painted Witch: How Western Artists Have Viewed the Sexuality of Women
  • Muscio, Inga, Cunt
  • Razack, Sharene H., Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race, and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms
  • Rich, Adrienne, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence
  • Roberts, Dorothy, Killing the Black Body
  • Rubin, Gayle, The Traffic in Women
  • Russ, Joanna, How to Suppress Women’s Writing
  • Shiva, Vandana, Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development
  • Spender, Dale, Man Made Language
  • Stark, Christine, and Catherine Whisnant, Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography
  • Stoltenberg, John, Refusing to be a Man
  • Walker, Barbara, The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (1983)
  • Weisstein, Naomi, Psychology Constructs the Female (1967)
  • Whisnant, Rebecca, Not Your Father’s Playboy and Not Your Mother’s Feminist, addressing the National Feminist (video, 47 min.)
  • Wolf, Naomi, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women


  • Atwood, Margaret, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Edible Woman, and The Penelopiad
  • French, Marilyn, The Women’s Room
  • Russ, Joanna, We Who Are About To
  • Starhawk, The Fifth Sacred Thing
  • Tepper, Sheri, The Fresco and The Gate to Women’s Country

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