This will be a series of blog posts about the reading I’m doing about feminism.
Over the years, I’ve been given a list of books like the The Feminine Mystique, The Second Sex (Vintage), and most recently Fire with Fire: The New Female Power and How to Use It.
I’ve read parts or all of those, and many other books. But I am still sitting here with a profound sense of dislocation about feminism. I don’t have a list of feminist philosophers or writers that I strongly identify with. I find a lot of the writing either polemical or overly academic. I would like to find the books and articles that I can identify with, learn from and share.
My first action is to create a wiki page with links to books and articles that I’m finding in a number of syllabi for introductory womens studies classes.
If you have a syllabus from a course you’ve taken that you can share with me, I’d love to see it.
The things I’ve read today include:
- The Agony of Feminism: Why Feminist Theory Is Necessary After All, Nina Baym
- Doing Gender, Doing Gender Reflection
- If men could menstruate, Gloria Steinem
- White Privilege: Unpacking the invisible backpack, Peggy McIntosh
I am reflecting on all the readings, and if you’d like to join me in discussion, I’d love to have some discussion partners as I work through these texts.