smash’s Recommended Books for Feminist Analysis

Please note that below resources may not be strictly radical feminist, but I found them illuminating. There are a few male authors. Those in bold are my particular favorites, but all are good.


Freedom Fallacy: The Limits of Liberal Feminism – edited by Miranda Kiraly and Meagan Tyler
Beauty and Misogyny- Sheila Jeffreys
The Beauty Myth- Naomi Wolf (Wolf is not a radical feminist, but I thought this book was good)
The Transsexual Empire- Janice Raymond
Gyn/Ecology- Mary Daly
Pornland- Gail Dines
Delusions of Gender- Cordelia Fine
Intercourse- Andrea Dworkin
Beyond Power- Marilyn French
Of Woman Born- Adrienne Rich
The Female Eunuch- Germaine Greer (Historically good, but I liked her The Whole Woman better)
Backlash- Susan Faludi
The Whole Woman- Germaine Greer
The Industrial Vagina- Shelia Jeffreys
Half the Sky- Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
Loving to Survive- Dee Graham
Right Wing Women- Andrea Dworkin
Unpacking Queer Politics- Sheila Jeffreys
Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity- Robert Jensen
How to Suppress Women’s Writing- Joanna Russ
The War Against Women- Marilyn French
A Passion for Friends- Janice Raymond
Woman Hating- Andrea Dworkin
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir- Rachel Lloyd
Man’s Dominion: The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women’s Rights – Sheila Jeffreys
The Prostitution of Sexuality- Kathleen Barry
Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice- Clare Chambers
Pornography: Men Possessing Women- Andrea Dworkin
Sexual Politics- Kate Millett
Sweetening The Pill- Holly Grigg-Spall
The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism- Edited by Dorchen Leidholdt and Janice G. Raymond
Love and Politics- Carol Anne Douglas
Misogyny Reloaded by Abigail Bray
Gender Hurts by Sheila Jeffreys

Book Lists
Please note that I have not read all the books on the linked lists below.

Feminist Reprise
Rain and Thunder
Twisty’s List
Radical Hub Resources

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