Here is a list of the best Feminism books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- A History of U.S. Feminisms (2016)
- Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2014)
- We Should All Be Feminists (2015)
- Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018)
- Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies) (2019)
- Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement (2019)
- Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (2019)
- Men Explain Things to Me (2015)
- Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings (1994)
- Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (2014)
- Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (2019)
- Feminism Is… (2019)
A History of U.S. Feminisms (2016)
Updated and expanded, the second edition of A History of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory text that will be used as supplementary material for first-year women’s studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, A History of U.S.
Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (2014)
What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.
We Should All Be Feminists (2015)
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018)
Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority.
Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies) (2019)
In Black Feminism Reimagined Jennifer C. Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory.
Feminism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement (2019)
Beneath the nonstop cacophony of voices across social media, online forums, and news outlets lie the stubborn facts at the heart of the everyday struggles of women today: more than a third of single moms live in poverty; the United States sees more maternal deaths than anywhere else in the developed world; one in five women will be raped in her lifetime; and women still make eighty cents for every dollar earned by a…
Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (2019)
This is a manifesto for the 99 percentUnaffordable housing, poverty wages, inadequate healthcare, border policing, climate change—these are not what you ordinarily hear feminists talking about.
Men Explain Things to Me (2015)
“This slim book—seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with power and wit.”—Boston Globe”The antidote to mansplaining.”—The Stranger”Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions.”—Salon”Solnit tackles big themes of gender and power in these accessible essays.
Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings (1994)
This essential volume brings together more than forty of the most important historical writings on feminism, covering 150 years of the struggle for women’s freedom. Spanning the American Revolution to the first decades of the twentieth century, these works—many long out of print or forgotten—are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism.
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters (2014)
Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism embodies the forward-looking messages that bestselling author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.
Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (2019)
It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside down, exposing the feminist movement as exclusive, white, and unaware of the concerns and issues of women of color from around the globe. Since then, key social movements have risen, including Black Lives Matter, transgender rights, and the activism of young undocumented students.
Feminism Is… (2019)
It didn’t just start with #MeToo. Today’s feminism is more diverse than ever before and asks all kinds of questions. Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, Feminism Istackles topics including intersectionality, the gender pay gap, the male gaze, and mansplaining.
Best Feminism Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Imperfect Victims: Criminalized Survivors and the Promise of Abolition Feminism
Author(s): Leigh Goodmark
ID: 3638723, Publisher: University of California Press, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Black Trans Feminism
Author(s): Marquis Bey
ID: 3180779, Publisher: Duke University Press Books, Year: 2022, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf
Abolition. Feminism. Now.
Author(s): Angela Y. Davis; Gina Dent; Erica Meiners; Beth Richie
ID: 3187244, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.