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I wanted to see if you might be able to send me a list of essential feminist classics and current works that you feel are necessary to the cannon. I have recently become very interested in the issues of the movement as a whole, but do not know where to begin in such a broad scope of resources. I have read works by Gloria Steinem, Andrea Dworkin, Betty Friedan and various commentaries on pornography and domestic violence. In order to expand my vision in this subject, what would you recommend? Thank you for your time, Brooke

Thanks for your note to Feminist.com--and for your interest in devouring the feminist classics. There is a bookstore at Feminist.com, which lists some of these books as recommended by friends of the site--here you will find great things. A few of my favorites:

--Gloria Steinem's "Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions"
--Andrea Dworkin's "Intercourse."
--Shulamith Firestone's "The Dialectics of Sex."
--bell hook's "Ain't I Am A Woman."
--Patricia Bell Scott, Barbara Smith, Gloria Hull co-edited "All of the Women are White, All the Men are Black, But Some of Us Are Brave."
--Carolyn Heilbrun's "Writing A Woman's Life."
--For domestic violence--Gavin DeBecker's--"The Gift of Fear."
--For pornography--besides some of the above, which covers it--there are a few Books by Diana Russell and Laura Lederer's anthology--"Take Back the Night."


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