In this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice.
This Bridge Called My Back
by Cherríe Moraga; Gloria Anzaldúa
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope.
In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards show the snags in each feminist hub - from the dissolution of riot grrrls into the likes of the Spice Girls, to older women's hawking of young girls' imperiled self-esteem, to the hyped hatred of feminist thorns like Katie Roiphe and Naomi Wolf - and prove that these snags have not, in fact, torn feminism asunder.
"Everyday Feminism strives to end the everyday violence, dominance, and silencing used against people due to their gender, sexual orientation, race, and class and make self-determination and loving communities a new norm."
They have articles, podcasts, courses, and more, and everything is published in a no-nonsense, friendly style.
"The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment. Our sister organization, the Feminist Majority, engages in lobbying and other direct political action, pursuing equality between women and men through legislative avenues."
"Feminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world. We serve as the Internet’s definitive hub for resources and information dedicated to women's equality, justice, wellness and safety. Like a 'feminist Google,' Feminist.com facilitates connections between women and the many, varied organizations serving their needs and interests worldwide."
One of the first feminist websites on the internet, Feminism.com thrives today with relevant news and resources, an advice column, and an extensive anti-violence section.
Men Can Stop Rape is an organization supporting men who want to end violence against women. They support Men of Strength clubs on high school and college campuses, provide resources and trainings, and lead campaigns across the country.
"The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity. NCPE's purpose is to close the wage gap that still exists between women, as well as people of color, and men."
"NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society."
They run campaigns like the "Love Your Body" campaign, host an annual conference, and have local chapters all over the US.
"RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice."
They give help to people who have experienced or are experiencing sexual violence, as well as friends and family of victims/survivors. In addition, they provide several fact sheets and statistics related to sexual violence on their website.
"V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls."