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Member's Recommendation


"This wasn't my first feminist text, but it blew my mind. Some people find it depressing but I do not think I have ever read a book that captures women's experiences. Now where's my copy!"


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Vindication of Women's Rights - Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)

In this 1792 first-wave feminist text, Mary Wollstonecraft makes the argument that women deserve the same rights as men, including equal education.

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The Second Sex - Simone De Beauvoir (1949)

Simone De Beauvoir in the essential feminist text explores the women's experience of oppression throughout history.

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Women, Culture & Politics - Angela Davies (1989)

Angela Davis provides insight into importance of considering workers’ rights, racism and the prison industrial complex as part of feminist analysis.


Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (1985)

Atwood's novel tells of a dystopian nightmare where women are seen only as breeding stock.


Man Made Language - Dale Spender (1980)

 A feminist classic where Spender gives a radical feminist analysis of patriarchal language and how it has been used to control women and the world about us.


Backlash - Susan Faludi (1991)

Backlash explores the 1980s to highlight the gains and challenges to feminism. Its brutal honesty ensures that readers cannot escape the reality and impact of the oppression that women experience.


For some summer reading, or any other time of the year, our recommendations for books.


If your preference is film here are some recommendations for what women found insipiring.


Podcasts can be an easy and fun  to access information.



Recommendations for research, articles and books from the collection.

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