Introductory Feminist Reading List

Materialist Feminism

Monique Wittig’s One Is Not Born A Woman

Monique Wittig’s The Category of Sex

Christine Delphy’s Rethinking Sex and Gender

Alyson Escalante’s On Women As A Class

Alyson Escalante’s Biology and the Oppression of Women

Colette Guillaumin’s Racism, sexism, power and ideology

Marxist Feminism

Moira Gatens’ A Critique of the Sex/Gender Distinction

Moira Gatens’ Power, bodies and difference

Alyson Escalante’s Marxism and Trans Liberation

Eleanor Leacock’s Women’s Status in Egalitarian Society

Silvia Fedirici’s The Caliban and the Witch

Radical Feminism

Andrea Dworkin’s Woman Hating

Catherine MacKinnon’s Towards A Feminist Theory of the State

John Stoltenberg’s Refusing To Be A Man

Marilyn Frye’s Oppression

Marilyn Frye’s Sexism

Ellen Willis’ The Essential Ellen Willis

Shulamuth Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex

Socialist Feminism

Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya & Nancy Fraser’s Feminism for the 99%

Nancy Fraser’s Fortunes of Feminism

Black Feminism

Angela Davis’ Women, Race and Class

bell hooks’ Feminism Is For Everybody

Combahee River Collective’s Statement

Kimberle William Crenshaw’s Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex

Chicana Feminism

Gloria Anzaldua’ Borderlands/La Frontera

Anzaldua & Moraga’s The Bridge Called My Back

Ana Castillo’s Massacre of the Dreamer

Postcolonial/Third World Feminism

Mohanty’s Feminism Without Borders

Mohanty’s Under Western Eyes

Critical Race Feminism

Lugones & Spelman’s Have We Got A Theory For You

Elizabeth Spelman’s Inessential Woman

Maria Lugones’ The Coloniality of Gender


Vivian Namaste’s Invisible Lives

Emi Koyama’s Transfeminist Manifesto

Lisa Millbank’s writings at her blog here

Queer Feminism

Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender

Eve Sedgewick’s Epistemology of the Closet

Jack Halberstram’s Transgender Butch

Gayle Rubin Thinking Sex

Gayle Rubin’s The Traffic in Women

Post-structuralist Feminism

Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto

Lesbian Feminism

Alyson Escalante’s Rethinking Lesbian Feminism

Marilyn Frye’s The Politics of Reality

French Feminism

The anthology Revaluing French Feminism

Anarchist Feminism

Emma Goldman’s Anarchy and the Sex Question

Emma Goldman’s Marriage and Love

Emma Goldman’s The Woman Suffrage Chameleon

Voltairine de Cleyre’s The Economic Relations of Sex

Gender Nihilism & Its Children

Alyson Escalante’s Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto

W̵il̷̈d̵͉̐egeist’s Gender Egoism: On Ownness and Identity

deathpigeon’s Gender Accelerationist Manifesto