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I 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 - Mark

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:

  • bell hook's--specifically Ain't I A Woman.

  • Angela Davis--Women, Race, and Class.

  • Michelle Fine and Lois Wise--The Unknown City.

  • All 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 these intersections.

You can try the Feminist.com Bookstore for these titles and other ideas.


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