am currently taking a course
entitled "philosophical aspects
of feminism" at Michigan State
University. I'm doing a mini-thesis
paper on feminist resistances
and its effectiveness. Ultimately,
I'm comparing the resistances
of feminists with the resistances
offered by other oppressed groups.
Unfortunately, I've yet to find
any groundbreaking pieces, may
they be webpages, books, or
any other sort of documentation.
Any help you could offer would
be greatly appreciated. Thanks
for your note to Feminist.com.
Feminism is a movement working
to end not only gender inequality,
but racial and economic inequities.
It's hard to separate these
facets of the movement because
the same forces/beliefs/practices
that oppress women--also prevent
people of color, gays and lesbians,
and working-class and poor people--in
general--from being able to
realize their full potential.
Therefore it is a movement that
intersects with other movements
such as civil rights, queer
rights and economic justice.
There are few books that I recommend
on this topic:
Ain't I A Woman.
Fine and Lois Wise--The
the Women Are White, All the
Blacks Are Men, But Some of
Us Are Brave--edited
by Gloria Hull, Barbara Smith.
Also, most of the writing
by Gloria Steinem addresses
You can try the Feminist.com Bookstore for these
titles and other ideas.