Research

This is a list of resources that yours truly has read and recommends, sourced by women and men, regardless of the female-focused intent of this blog’s thesis. Each reference provides varying degrees of inspiration and a body of evidence. Not all books make it to this list:

(under construction)

Anarcha-Feminism, Radical Feminism

Toward a General Theory of Anarchafeminism

Love & Politics: Radical Feminist & Lesbian Theories by Carol Anne Douglas (overview of radical feminism)

Female Erasure, an anthology edited by Ruth Barrett

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality by Gail Dines

Liberating Ourselves in the Boudoir: an Anarcha-Feminist Perspective Against BDSM

Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis edited by Robin Ruth Linden, Darlene R. Pagano, Diana E. H. Russell, Susan Leigh Star

Unleashing Feminism: critiquing Lesbian Sadomasochism in the Gay Nineties: a collection of radical feminist writings edited by Irene Reti

Pure Lust by Mary Daly

All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism by Lynne Harne & Elaine Miller, editors

For Lesbians Only: A Separatist Anthology edited by Sarah Lucia-Hoagland and Julia Penelope

Going Out of Our Minds: The Metaphysics of Liberation by Sonia Johnson

Wildfire: Igniting the She/Volution by Sonia Johnson

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone (we do not condone any racism, homophobia, etc that the author may have expressed)

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly

Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language conjured by Mary Daly in cahoots with Jane Caputi

Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler

The Church and the Second Sex by Mary Daly

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation by Mary Daly

The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism, edited by Dorchen Leidholdt and Janice G. Raymond

Lesbian Origins by Susan Cavin (the untold history of lesbians, and sex ratios)

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence by Adrienne Rich

Female Liberators and Revolutionaries (video) by Max Dashu

Emma Goldman – An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman (video)

Understanding Anarchy (video) by the true story of an anarchist woman and heroine named Esther

The Traffic in Women by Emma Goldman

The Social Aspects of Birth Control by Emma Goldman

The Child and Its Enemies by Emma Goldman

Anarchy and the Sex Question by Emma Goldman

Anarchism, a History of Fighting for Women’s Freedom by Anonymous

Liberalism and the Death of Feminism by Catharine A. MacKinnon (ending with a very cringey comment about the number of “Bolsheviks toppling the czar”, ignoring the number of anarchists from Kronstadt who were the backbone of that ultimately failed revolution, in no small part thanks to the Bolshies themselves who massacred the anarchists)

Germaine Greer on pornography (video)

Oppression is always tied to resource extraction – Bend It Til It Breaks

BDSM is Violence Against Women – Liberation Collective

Audre Lorde on BDSM and Choice by smashesthep

Rachel Moran Speaks at FemiFest 2014 by smashesthep

A Vision of Lesbian Sexuality by Janice Raymond

Create the Problem, then Offer the Solution [BDSM] by cherryblossomlife

Lesbian BDSM (three part series) 1, 2, 3 by Maggie H.

Decoding pimp language – interview with Rebecca Mott

Playboy Feminism (TM): How the gentleman’s porn rag coopted the women’s movement by Meghan Muphy

Why consent is not enough by C.K. Egbert

Adaptive Preferences and Women’s Empowerment by Serene J. Khader

Talking About Gender by Debbie Cameron

Who Owns Gender? by Delilah Campbell

Sex and Gender: A Beginner’s Guide by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Lesbians at the heart of the movement to end men’s violence by Lepa Mladjenovic

Germaine Greer: Pornography perpetuates stereotypical notions of sex (video)

BabyradfemTV (YouTube channel)

Anarchism, economy, history, culture

An Anarchist FAQ volumes 1 and 2 by Iain McKay

What is Class? by submedia.tv

What is Mutual Aid? by submedia.tv

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Debt: The Last 5000 Years by David Graeber

This scathing review of Debt: The Last 5000 Years (worth it)

The Lie We Live (video)

To Change Everything (video)

The Century of Self (video)

Ashanti Alston, anarchist Black Panther and feminist ally, shares his activist history (video)

NO GODS NO MASTERS: a history of anarchism (video)

Anarchism in America (1983) (video)

My Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman

My Further Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman

Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman

Anarchy and Organization: The Debate at the 1907 International Anarchist Congress by Emma Goldman

There is No Communism in Russia by Emma Goldman

Bolsheviks Shooting Anarchists by Emma Goldman

Ways of Life 3: Indigenous Anarchism by DJ Zhao

The Philosophy of Atheism by Emma Goldman

Abolish the White Race – By Any Means Necessary by Race Traitor no. 1 (Winter 1993)

Locating An Indigenous Anarchism by Aragorn!

Transhumanism Implies Anarchism by William Gillis

Maintaining the Borders: identity & politics by Jamie Heckert (warning: queer theory)

Origins of the Police by David Whitehouse

Critical Thinking as an Anarchist Weapon by anonymous

Antifascism, anti-reactionary, anti-liberal, anarchist and feminist meta-theory

Is primitivism realistic: an anarchist reply to John Zerzan and others by various

With Allies Like These: Reflections on Privilege Reductionism

Lines in Sand by Peter Gelderloos: “But anti-oppression politics, though not homogenous, has a number of common weaknesses built into it thanks to the academic culture out of which it largely grew; the guilt, blame, and victimization that run especially intense in the Anglo-Saxon colonial society of the US; and the leftism and reformism of many formulators of this practice with whom anti-oppression anarchists uncritically allied themselves. I think the practice has blocked off its own path to revolution, and needs to be junked. A few key parts can be salvaged. The rest should be left to the desert.”

The Twilight of Vanguardism by David Graeber

I shit on all the revolutionary vanguards of this planet by Subcommandante Marcos

The Tyranny of Tyranny by Cathy Levine

I am a Woman and a Human: A Marxist-Feminist Critique of Intersectionality Theory by Eve Mitchell

The Left Before Identity Politics – Daniel Guerin & Homophobia

Mallence Bart Williams Talks About the Rich Resources of Africa and Western so-called aid, and “charity porn” (warning: capitalist apologism)

Germaine Greer: transgender women are not women (video)

Magdalen Berns (video channel)

Rising Above the Herd: Keith Preston’s Authoritarian Anti-statism (critique of some culty shit, great demonstration that anarchists truly need to be more than anti-state and anti-capitalist)

Sex & Race & Boundaries On The Left by Secretly Radical

Why I as a trans woman stand against the trans community by ScrumptiousSoda

“Shared Girlhood”, Red Herrings, and the Creation of the Third Wave by culturallyboundgender

Oppressive Silence by Miranda Yardley

Dear Trans Women: Part 1, by Judith Bell

Feminism & Transwomen: A Bullet Point Overview by Gender Apostates

Report Back from the Battle for Sacred Ground by Crimethinc (mirror)

The Silicon Ideology by Josephine Armistead, an anarchist’s tracing of the history of neo-reactionary thought

Why Violating A Person’s Vagina Is Worse than Violating Their Pronouns: Gender Fraud, Sexual Orientation, & Gender Identity by The Homoarchy

The Collapse of the Lesbian Community and Why You Should Resist It by The Homoarchy (content note: some liberalism)

Germaine Greer: Transgender women are ‘not women’ – BBC Newsnight (video)

Terrorization of Leftist Women by Their So-Called Comrades

Lierre Keith getting pied (filled with cayenne pepper, so basically, pepper spray) by manarchists

Musings on Manarchy In the Midwest by Thistle Petterson

Magdalen Berns (video channel, featuring examples of lesbophobic transactivists)

TERF is a slur (website) and Transcriticalhate (website)

Miscellaneous

COINTELPRO by U.S. Senate (archive.org) (intelligence.senate.gov) (Wikipedia article)

‘State Rape’ undercover police escape charges by Paddy McGuffin

Vegan Diets Are Not Dangerous

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet (even the U.N. recognizes that veganism is good for the environment)

I enjoy William Gillis for his anarchist transhumanism though our paths may never cross (no association) — see blog and C4SS page

BlueShifted anarchist transhumanist website

A Letter to the New Girlfriend by Naefearty

Spare Rib journal archives

Why Sex Differences Don’t Always Measure Up by Sugar and Slugs