Feminist Reading List

Thanks to my friend Ella for curating this extensive list of reading material.

INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM & SOCIAL JUSTICE SPACES

  • Kyriarchy 101: We’re Not Just Fighting the Patriarchy Anymore

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/04/kyriarchy-101/

Image – a series of green signs with white text, designed to look like road signs, each with a word. Vertically down the middle is the word ‘INTERSECTIONALITY’; to the left are the words ‘racism’, ‘sexism’ and‘heterosexism’, and on the right are the words ‘classism’, ‘colonialism’ and‘ableism’.

  • What is a System of Privilege?

http://www.agjohnson.us/glad/what-is-a-system-of-privilege/

Image – Banner for the blog is an open book depicting a tree.

  • Intersectionality: Black Feminists and the Uprooting of Kyriarchy

http://www.secularwoman.com/salon/Black_Feminists_Intersectionality

Image – A white background with circles intersecting one another in various colours. The words ‘Intersectional Feminism’ appear over top of the coloured circles. To the left are the cartoon profiles of three Black women, from darker-skinned or lightest-skinned, with black afros and red lipstick.

  • How to be Better: On Intersectionality, Privilege, &Silencing

https://stavvers.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/how-to-be-better-on-intersectionality-privilege-and-silencing/

  • On Whitesplaining, Mansplaining and Why the Majority NEVER Gets to Tell Minorities What is Offensive

https://isobeldebrujah.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/on-whitesplainingmansplaining-and-why-the-majority-never-gets-to-tell-minorities-what-is-offensive/

Image – white background with black text reading: “Men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic; straight people don’t get to decide what is homophobic; cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic; white people won’t get to decide what is racist; people in positions of power don’t get to decide what is considered oppression; that’s how we move backwards, not forward.” There is a footprint from a shoe in grey.

  • Beyond the Pros and Cons of Trigger Warnings

https://andrea366.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/beyond-the-pros-and-cons-of-trigger-warnings-collectivizing-healing/

  • The Myth of ‘Slacktivism’

The Myth of Slacktivism

[Banner for the blog is a purple background with “GENDERTERROR” written in electric green. The image looks like it has been made in an application like ‘Paint’ – it is drawn, but on a computer. To the left is a picture of a person from the neck up, wearing glasses, with eyes closed and face looking upwards, smiling with an open mouth. Their skin is left completely white, their hair is yellow, and the top of their rainbow shirt can be seen.

  • Four Ways toReally Push Back Against Your Privilege

https://tuliathompson.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/4-ways-to-really-push-back-against-your-privilege/

[Banner for the blog is a close-up of a red hibiscus flower.It reads ‘TULIA THOMPSON: Pasifikan in Aotearoa]

  • Why “Everyone’sEntitled to their Opinion” is a Lie

http://freethoughtblogs.com/crommunist/2010/03/31/why-everyones-entitled-to-their-opinion-is-a-lie/

[Banner for the blog reads ‘The Crommunist manifesto”. It isa red background, with a fist in the air and a bird and feathers pictured.]

  • Shit White Feminists Need to Stop Doing

http://bellejar.ca/2015/03/08/4389/</a&gt;

[Banner for the blog is an old-school QWERTY keyboard typewriter.]

  • How to Deal with Being Called Out

http://tooyoungforthelivingdead.tumblr.com/called-out

[Banner of the blog is a space-themed background with thewords ‘Do or die’ in red block letters’]

  • How to Fuck Up

http://portlytruestories.blogspot.co.nz/2007/11/how-to-fuck-up.html

[Banner of the blog is dark blue with white text reading ‘TEH PORTLY DYKE’, there is a person drawn in MS Paint with glasses and breastsholding a sign saying ‘Will TWH for peace’]

  • The Privilege of Politeness

http://theangryblackwoman.com/2008/02/12/the-privilege-of-politeness/

[Banner of the blog is a section of a statue, just the eye area, which is wearing glasses]

  • The Problem with Privilege

https://andrea366.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/the-problem-with-privilege-by-andrea-smith/

  • The Fixed-State Ally Model, vs. Process Model Ally Work

http://www.shakesville.com/2013/04/on-fixed-state-ally-model-vs-process.html

[Banner of the blog is a bunch of people running acrossgrass, from the distance towards the ‘camera’. They are cartoon people and areethnically diverse. Some are visibly disabled. They are all holding spoons.Text reads ‘shakesville’]

  • I Hate Allies

I Hate Allies

[Banner for the blog is a purple background with “GENDERTERROR” written in electric green. The image looks like it has been made in anapplication like ‘Paint’ – it is drawn, but on a computer. To the left is apicture of a person from the neck up, wearing glasses, with eyes closed andface looking upwards, smiling with an open mouth. Their skin is left completelywhite, their hair is yellow, and the top of their rainbow shirt can be seen.]

  • Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Really Matter

http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/07/intentions-dont-really-matter/

[Image – a black male-presenting person with eyes closed and hands over ears]

  • Pseudo-Ally Tears and Why We Don’t Care

https://genderbitch.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/pseudoally-tears-and-tone/

[image of the blog is white passing trans woman (the author) depicted in a cartoon.]

  • The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice vs.Good

http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2012/04/the-revolution-will-not-be-polite-the-issue-of-nice-versus-good/

 

RACE, ETHNICITY & CULTURE

  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html

  • Reverse Racism Isn’t Real

http://feminspire.com/why-reverse-racism-isnt-real/

[Image – four sections of the face of women of colour, put together to look like one face.]

  • Colourblindess: The New Racism?

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-36-fall-2009/feature/colorblindness-new-racism

[Banner of the blog reads ‘teaching tolerance’ and has four hands holding to create a circle. They are coloured red, green, blue and yellow.]

  • Misogyny vs. Misogynoir

http://www.gradientlair.com/post/60973580823/general-misogyny-versus-misogynoir

[Banner of the blog reads “Gradient Lair: Black women + art, media, social media, socio-politics, and culture”]

  • Indigenous Feminism Without Apology

https://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/indigenous-feminism-without-apology/

[Banner of the blog is a section of an old illustration that looks like white contact with indigenous peoples, presumably depicting colonisation. The illustration for the article is an indigenous American woman making a fist at the camera and wearing a flannel shirt, paying homage to the popular ‘Rosie the Riveter’ meme.]

  • What is Cultural Appropriation and Why is it Wrong?

http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/fl/What-Is-Cultural-Appropriation-and-Why-Is-It-Wrong.htm

[Image – a leather satchel with tassels, modelled on a traditional Native American medicine bag.]

  • The Difference between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation

http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/09/cultural-exchange-and-cultural-appropriation/

[Image of a white male in a crowd wearing a Native American war bonnet. Text over the image reads “I’m just honouring your culture!”]

  • Guide to Being a Somewhat Decent White Person

http://thinkspeakstress.tumblr.com/post/36026175582/i-usually-dont-do-things-like-this-but-i-had

[Image appears at the top of the article, and is a screen cap from social media platform Tumblr. It is an ‘ask’, which is when a user gets a question from another user. The question reads: “OK so i’m confused. I see so many posts from people showing all the alleged things that white people do wrong when it comes to race, and it seems to me that no matter what white people do, there is no way they can successfully interact with another non-white person without somehow offending them. so what do you propose white people do so they don’t offend anyone?” There is also a gif at the end of the article, showing Kanye West shrugging, with the text ‘Kanye shrug’. This is a popular meme.]

  • Dear Feminists: I’m One of You! Please Don’t “Save” Me!

http://feminspire.com/dear-feminists-im-one-please-dont-save/

[Image is an illustration depicting a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf, with the word “OPPRESSION” in red]

  • Christian Privilege Checklist>

https://humanities.asu.edu/christian-privilege-checklist

  • The Tapu of Taonga and Wāhine in a Colonised Land

http://starspangledrodeo.blogspot.co.nz/2011/02/tapu-of-taonga-and-wahine-in-colonised.html?utm_source=BP_recent

  • A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/

[Image – a yellow graphic with a picture of a Black male wearing a black hoodie and putting his fist in the air. Text is in black block letters and reads BLACK LIVES MATTER. At the end of the article is an image of the author, a Black woman wearing jeans and a blue t-shirt, laughing.]

LGBTQIA+

  • Why the Feminist Movement Must Be Trans-Inclusive

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/02/trans-inclusive-feminist-movement/

[Image – graphic reading ‘Support your sisters, not just cis-ters’ in pink and purple.]

  • Language Tips for Cis Feminists Speaking on Trans Issues

http://wocinsolidarity.tumblr.com/post/91860548375/language-tips-for-cis-feminists-speaking-on-trans

  • A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism

http://transgriot.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/a-statement-of-trans-inclusive-feminism.html

  • Transmisogyny 101

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

[Image of a white-passing femme-presenting person standing in a crowd holding a sign that reads ‘TRANS MISOGYNY IS STILL MISOGYNY’

  • Cis Privilege Checklist

https://takesupspace.wordpress.com/cis-privilege-checklist/

[Banner of the blog is a green background with text reading ‘taking up too much space: trans misogyny, feminism and trans activism]

  • Cis Privilege

Cis Privilege

[Banner for the blog is a purple background with “GENDERTERROR” written in electric green. The image looks like it has been made in anapplication like ‘Paint’ – it is drawn, but on a computer. To the left is apicture of a person from the neck up, wearing glasses, with eyes closed andface looking upwards, smiling with an open mouth. Their skin is left completelywhite, their hair is yellow, and the top of their rainbow shirt can be seen.]

  • No, the Existence of Trans People Doesn’t Validate Gender Essentialism

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/03/trans-people-gender-essentialism/

[Graphic reading ‘GIRL?’ on one side in pink and ‘BOY?’ on the other side in blue.]

  • TERF: What it Means and Where it Came From

http://www.transadvocate.com/terf-what-it-means-and-where-it-came-from_n_13066.htm

  • Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists Aren’t That Radical

Trans Exclusionary ‘Radical’ Feminists Aren’t That Radical

[Banner for the blog is a purple background with “GENDERTERROR” written in electric green. The image looks like it has been made in anapplication like ‘Paint’ – it is drawn, but on a computer. To the left is apicture of a person from the neck up, wearing glasses, with eyes closed andface looking upwards, smiling with an open mouth. Their skin is left completelywhite, their hair is yellow, and the top of their rainbow shirt can be seen.]

  • Intersex 101

http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.co.nz/2009/04/intersex-101_28.html

[Banner of the blog is green with black text reading ‘The Intersex Roadshow’, and on the left is a symbol often used to communicate sex/gender ambiguity which is the ‘female’ symbol of the big circle with a cross, but with the bottom of the cross pointed into an arrow as in the ‘male’ symbol.]

  • How Intersex People Identify

http://oii-usa.org/2719/how-intersex-people-identify/

[image description – occurs in thumbnail and content of article: an illustration of a face with pink, purple, blue and white coloured stripes on their face. The face has eyes closed and looks peaceful, slightly smiling. Text underneath reads “I DO NOT WANT TO BE FIXED TO BE SOMETHING I AM NOT. I AM PROUD TO BE INTERSEX.”]

  • Trans-Exclusionary Feminists and the Intersex Experience

http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/trans-exclusionary-radical-feminists.html

[Banner of the blog is green with black text reading ‘The Intersex Roadshow’, and on the left is a symbol often used to communicate sex/gender ambiguity which is the ‘female’ symbol of the big circle with a cross, but with the bottom of the cross pointed into an arrow as in the ‘male’ symbol. There is also a purple graphic in the article reading “Gender critical – it might not mean what you think it does”]

  • Cisgender, Transgender & Intersex

http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/cis-gender-trans-gender-and-intersex.html

[Banner of the blog is green with black text reading ‘The Intersex Roadshow’, and on the left is a symbol often used to communicate sex/gender ambiguity which is the ‘female’ symbol of the big circle with a cross, but with the bottom of the cross pointed into an arrow as in the ‘male’ symbol. There is also a green graphic in the article reading “Cisgender?”

  • What Does Heteronormative Mean?

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-heteronormative-mean.htm#didyouknowout

[There are three images running down the left hand side of the page. The first is a close up on the mouth of an individual with stubble and a moustache and red lipstick, applying makeup; the second is two white men embracing romantically; the third is a white-passing femme-presenting person looking at the camera.]

  • Heterosexual Privilege Checklist

http://queersunited.blogspot.co.nz/2008/10/heterosexual-privilege-checklist.html

[In the article is a graphic of a black button reading ‘END HETEROSEXUAL PRIVILEGE’ in white text with a rainbow device.]

  • Examples of Heterosexual Privilege

http://www.mauracullen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Examples-of-Heterosexual-Privilege.pdf

  • Under the Ace Umbrella: Demisexualityand Gray-asexuality

http://www.asexualityarchive.com/category/asexuality-101/

[Banner for the blog reads ‘Asexuality Archive’ with a logo of four squares assembled to make one big square. The squares are coloured one each of black, white, grey and purple.]

  • Asexuality 101

http://asexualawarenessweek.com/asexuality-101/

  • Pansexuality 101

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/11/pansexuality-101/

[Image of a black woman looking at the camera.]

  • Differences and Simliarities between Bisexuality and Pansexuality

https://radicalbi.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/some-differences-and-similarities-between-bisexuality-and-pansexuality/

[Banner for the blog is a black background with purple text reading “Radical bi – love, rage and pride”. There is an image of the feminist symbol of the female symbol with a fist inside it; to the left is the female symbol alone, to the right is the male symbol alone. They are all inside a heart.]

  • The Difference Between Monosexism & Biphobia

https://radicalbi.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/the-difference-between-monosexism-and-biphobia/

[Banner for the blog is a black background with purple text reading “Radical bi – love, rage and pride”. There is an image of the feminist symbol of the female symbol with a fist inside it; to the left is the female symbol alone, to the right is the male symbol alone. They are all inside a heart.]

 

DISABILITY

  • The Social Model of Disability

http://www.pwd.org.au/student-section/the-social-model-of-disability.html

  • #YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves theDisabled Behind

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/yesallwomen-but-not-really-how-feminism-leaves-the-disabled-behind.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

[Image of a light-skinned woman in a pool. She is blurry and in the background. In the foreground is a prosthetic arm resting on the side of the pool, presumably her own.]

  • A Checklist of of Ambulatory/Able-Bodied Privilege

http://rioiriri.blogspot.co.nz/2009/04/invisible-crutch.html

  • Ableist Words and Terms to Avoid

http://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html

[Banner for the blog is black and white. It shows the back of someone’s head, who seems to be addressing a crowd who have cameras pointed at the speaker.]

  • Thoughts on Language and Why it Matters

 

[Banner for the blog reads ‘the body is not an apology’. It has four abstract illustrations that somewhat seem to depict the human form, in various sizes and shapes. They are coloured red, green, blue and orange. in the article is an image of the word ‘ableism’ with a red circle around it and a red line going through it, as if to say, “no ableism”.]

  • The Spoon Theory

http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

[Banner for the blog is a purple graphic reading ‘butyoudontlooksick.com’, with a small avatar of a white person holding a spoon. The same avatar, holding a spoon again, also appears in the article but it is dressed differently.]

  • This is Disability Justice

http://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/this-is-disability-justice/?utm_content=bufferadfe2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

[Image description: Banner for the blog reads ‘the body is not an apology’. It has four abstract illustrations that somewhat seem to depict the human form, in various sizes and shapes. They are coloured red, green, blue and orange. The photograph in the article shows black disabled activist and artist Leroy Moore. He has short cropped hair, a mustache and a beard. He is standing bare-chested, with his hands together out in front of him. The text above him reads: “All bodies are unique and essential. All bodies are whole. All bodies have strengths and needs that must be met. We are powerful not despite the complexities of our bodies, but because of them. We move together, with no body left behind. This is disability justice.” Photograph ©Richard Downing; text ©Patty Berne; courtesy of Sins Invalid. There is a background to the text of a fat white-passing femme-presenting person performing on stage in a costume which is blocked by the text.]

  • Mental Health is a Privilege

http://www.thescavenger.net/health-sp-22786/health/390-mental-health-is-a-privilege-93567.html

[Image is art, which looks like a picture of the brain, or of a cell, but contains someone hidden inside curled into a ball.]

  • Checklist of Neurotypical Privilege

http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.co.nz/2009/08/checklist-of-neurotypical-privilege-new.html

  • The Problems with “Being Smart”

http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2013/02/the-problems-with-being-smart/

  • Capitalism, Racism & Disableism: A Menage a Trois thatFucks Us All Over

http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2014/07/capitalism-racism-disableism-menage-trois-fucks-us/

[Banner of the blog is the title, “BLACK GIRL DANGEROUS” with a shot of the eyes of a black woman. She is wearing glasses.]

  • Definitions of the Models of Disability

http://www.disabled-world.com/definitions/disability-models.php

CLASS

  • Why Grammar Snobbery Has No Place in the Movement

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/05/grammar-snobbery/

[Image inside the article is of a scrabble board set out to spell ‘GRAMMAR.’]

  • When You’re Poor, Life’s Little Annoyances Actually Ruin Your Life

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/12/linda_tirado_on_the_realities_of_living_in_bootstrap_america_daily_annoyances.html

[Image is of an inpound lot with a truck in the foreground.]

  • Being Poor

Being Poor

[Banner for the blog reads “Whatever: All cake and hand grenades” and has a cherry tree in the background.]

  • A Response to “Can’t Feed, Don’t Breed”

http://thehandmirror.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/response-to-cant-feed-dont-breed.html

[Banner for the blog reads “The hand mirror: Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” It has a hand mirror pictured.]

  • List of Middle-to-Upper Class Privilege

http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/10/list-of-upperclass-privilege/

[Image is a computer-generated illustration of two houses sitting on grass next to each other. the house on the left is small and is being rained on. The house on the right is huge, and is not being rained on, it has sunshine over it. The text reads: “Don’t take this literally – these houses would never be in the same neighbourhood.]

  • Food is for White Liberals what Sexis for the Religions Right

http://skepchick.org/2014/07/food-is-for-white-liberals-what-sex-is-for-the-religious-right/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Skepchick+%28Skepchick%29

[Image shows an array of fruit and vegetables, as if at a market.]

  • The Classism of Eating Healthy

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/classism-of-eating-healthy/

[A selection of vegetables in a supermarket, underneath a large sign reading ‘Organic’.]

SEX WORK

  • Legitimising Sex Work: The Counter Arguments to YourAnti-Sex Work Position

http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2013/01/legitimising-sex-work-the-counter-arguments-to-your-anti-sex-work-position/

  • Whorephobia 101

https://janebrazen.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/whorephobia-101/

  • How to be an Ally to Sex Workers

https://redlightchicago.wordpress.com/how-to-be-an-ally-to-sex-workers/

[Banner for the blog reads “SWOP CHICAGO” in black bold text, with a red lightbulb in the background.]

  • How to Respect Sex Workers

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2010/09/02/how-to-respect-sex-workers/

[Text is written on some arms, which reads: All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. These arms are over some text of an article or book that can only be read in random words. The foreground has pink text reading “Article 1”.]

  • How Abolitionist Feminists Hurt Sex-Workers

http://web.archive.org/web/20121014100729/http://cchronicle.com/2011/03/selling-sex-how-abolitionist-feminists-are-hurting-sex-workers/

  • SWERFs and TERFS: The Westboro Baptist Church of Feminism

https://everydaywhorephobia.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/swerfsterfs-the-westboro-baptist-church-of-feminism/

  • Their Words are Killing Us – The Violent Language of Anti-Sex WorkGroups

http://feministing.com/2010/12/17/their-words-are-killing-us-violent-language-of-anti-sex-work-groups/

[Two images inside the article – one is a dark purple background with a graphic of a light purple outline of a person, meant to depict a curvaceous “sexy” female but pulling the ‘fingers’. Second image is of a red umbrella, the international symbol for sex work.]

  • The Majority of Sex Workers Enjoy Their Job

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-majority-of-sex-workers-enjoy-their-job–why-should-we-find-that-surprising-10083175.html

[Image of a light-skinned person, in a black bra and black skirt, undressing in front of a mirror in a bedroom. Their face is not visible.]

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