Top Feminist Books
I'm working on a project and I need to know which books are the top books about feminism. Also, let's include any books that greatly influenced the feminist movement. Any ideas? Thanks!
1 The Handmaid's Tale
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2 A Room of One's Own
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3 A Vindication of the Rights...
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4 Jane Eyre
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 897,328 ratings
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5 The Second Sex
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 13,965 ratings
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6 The Feminine Mystique
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 11,242 ratings
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7 The Beauty Myth
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 10,088 ratings
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8 Ain’t I a Woman: Black Wome...
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9 The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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9 The Female Eunuch
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 3,108 ratings
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11 Whipping Girl: A Transsexua...
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12 Ange'el
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13 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
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14 Sister Outsider: Essays and...
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15 The Awakening
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 93,746 ratings
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16 Against Our Will: Men, Wome...
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17 The Book of the City of Ladies
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18 The Traffic in Women and Ot...
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19 Women, Race, and Class
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19 Sabriel (The Old Kingdom Tr...
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21 The Yellow Wallpaper and Ot...
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22 Backlash: The Undeclared Wa...
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22 Lysistrata
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24 Intercourse
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24 How the Pro-Choice Movement...
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26 Presumed Incompetent: The I...
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27 Toward a Feminist Theory of...
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27 Yes Means Yes!: Visions of ...
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29 Herland
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29 Right Wing Women
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29 Sexual Politics
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32 The Dialectic of Sex: The C...
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32 Our Bodies, Ourselves
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34 The World Split Open: How t...
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34 The Transsexual Empire: The...
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34 Sisterhood is Powerful: An ...
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37 Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics...
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38 Pure Lust: Elemental Femini...
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39 West with the Night
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39 Be A Bloody Train Driver
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39 The Gate to Women's Country
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39 Three Guineas
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39 The Nightingales of Troy: S...
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39 The Street
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39 I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Div...
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39 The Emancipation of Women: ...
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39 Leftover Women: The Resurge...
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39 Girl Power in the Age of th...
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49 Are Women Human? Astute and...
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49 You Can't Keep a Good Woman...
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49 The Spinster And Her Enemie...
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49 Princesses and Pornstars: S...
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49 Nomad: A Personal Journey T...
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54 Sex and the City
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54 Lirael: Daughter of the Cla...
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56 Bridget Jones's Diary (Brid...
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56 Northern Lights (His Dark M...
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56 The Whole Woman
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59 The Speckled Monster
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60 Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism
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61 Whip It
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61 Unpacking Queer Politics: A...
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61 How to Be a Woman
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64 The Convert
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64 SCUM Manifesto
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66 Aurora Leigh
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66 Beauty and Misogyny: Harmfu...
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66 Women's Ways of Knowing: Th...
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69 Woman and Labor
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69 In the Image of God: A Femi...
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71 Mismeasure of Woman: Why Wo...
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72 Scheherazade Goes West
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73 Loving to Survive: Sexual T...
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74 The Lesbian Heresy
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Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Nov 19, 2008 06:00PM) (new)

Elizabeth This is awesome! Seriously, so much fun. Now I think I might need to read some of these.
Thanks so much guys...I mean...ladies.


message 2: by Lindsay (last edited Dec 27, 2008 05:07PM) (new)

Lindsay Here's another feminist-books list you might want to check out:

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/62...


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate You should add FEAR OF FLYING by Erica Jong

and

EGALIA'S DAUGTHERS by Gerd Brantenberg


message 4: by Muriel (new)

Muriel Lumb Was sorry not to see The Woman's Room by Marilyn French :( Great list tho :)


message 5: by Anonymous (new)

Anonymous Such a bad list. Hardly any books worth reading. J.Butler's Gender Trouble should have been at the very top but it's not even mentioned in the list. Meh.


message 6: by Jade (new)

Jade Johnson There are a few books that I may think you would like to add to this list.

Firstly, Alice Walker 'The Color Purple'. If you are interested in feminist literature, this one is a good one to put on the list.

Secondly, Sylvia Plath 'The Bell Jar'. I suggest this book to those who enjoy the work of Virginia Woolf, and Margaret Atwood. You will not be disappointed.

Lastly, speaking of Atwood, her novels, 'Bodily Harm', and 'Surfacing', are both worth a read.


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