Feminism Reading List

Feminist Theory

For newcomers to feminism:

  • Finlayson, Lorna – An Introduction to Feminism
  • Hooks, Bell – Feminism is For Everybody
  • Hooks, Bell – Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism

For people who know their feminist basics:

  • Young, Iris – On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like A Girl” and Other Essays
  • Walby,  Slyvia – Theorizing Patriarchy

Feminism & Men

Historic Anarcha-Feminism

Modern Anarcha-Feminism


  • Vogel, Lise – Marxism and The Oppression of Women
  • Brown, Heather – Marx on Gender and The Family (for summary see)
  • Federici, Silvia – Caliban and The Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation
  • Federici, Silvia – Revolution At Point Zero

3 thoughts on “Feminism Reading List”

  1. […] The commodification of diversity and inclusion is probably the most complex reason that companies keep making these mistakes.  And regrettably, it is the one with which I will spend the least amount of time here. Instead, I’ll make some reading suggestions: It’s been on my shelf forever and I’m looking forward to reading We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler because I suspect it will cover much of this territory in terms of feminist movements. Based on Zeisler’s other work, I feel comfortable encouraging readers to check it out for an accessible introduction to this issue. If you want to delve more deeply, look to socialist, marxist, and materialist feminist philosophy to understand the ways that capitalism, patriarchy, and structural racism7NB: marxist feminism is often critiqued for ignoring this connection are intertwined. These theories argue that capitalism is complicit in the oppression of women and people of color. You can find suggested readings here, here, here, and here. […]

  2. – The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries – Kathi Weeks:

    – Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others – Sara Ahmed:

    – The Cultural Politics of Emotion – Sara Ahmed:

    – Red Skin, White Masks : Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition – Glen Sean Coulthard:

    – On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life – Sara Ahmed:

  3. Hi Zoe. I bumped into your work in a zine fest in York where I found a pamphlet you wrote published by East Anglia Anarchist Federation, “Means and Ends: The Anarchist Critique of Seizing State Power”. I then ended up your blog and read most of your fabulous articles (video scripts and essays) about anarchism and identity politics. You helped me a lot to improve my comprehension of historical anarchism, and you introduced me to a convergence between anarchism, feminism and other social struggles. Thank you very much. I leave this message here, on a page I intend to visit again soon. Cheers from Brussels.

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