Radical Feminist Resources

Historical Resources:

Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls New York, 1848 and a speech by Cady Stanton: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/cynthia.rostankowski/courses/HUM2BS14/s1/Women%27s%20Rights.pdf

Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/wlm/

Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham/

Books, Magazines and Journals:

Ressources Feministes: http://ressourcesfeministes.wordpress.com/ressources/ (includes audio, video and other materials)

“No More Fun Games: A Journal of Female Liberation,” 1969, Cell 16. A foundational work on radical feminist heterosexual separatism: http://cdm15957.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15957coll6/id/262/filename/print/page/download (This is a big .pdf file.) Also, see: http://www.greenlion.com/NMFG/nmfg.html

Diana Russell (includes audio, video and other materials): http://www.dianarussell.com/articles_and_books_online.html

Trouble & Strife, an independent radical feminist magazine published in Britain between 1983 and 2002. http://www.troubleandstrife.org/ Excellent! Trouble and Strife‘s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/troubleandstrifemagazine?fref=nf

Feminist Reprise (Book list): http://www.feminist-reprise.org/fembib.html

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (audio book): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. This is a fictional story written in 1915, which tells of the story of a separatist civilization of women, which is invaded by three very typical men.

Feminist Reprise: http://www.feminist-reprise.org/

RadFem Hub (Archives): http://radicalhubarchives.wordpress.com/

Feminism and Religion (An online magazine): http://feminismandreligion.com/

Feminist Current (also, does a podcast): http://feministcurrent.com/

Bunch, Charlotte. “LESBIANS IN REVOLT” The Furies: Lesbian/Feminist Monthly, vol.1 (January 1972), pp.8-9: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/wlm/furies/

Scholarly Article: “Teaching Her a Lesson: Media Misses Boy’s Rage Relating to Girls in School Shootings,” Jessie, Kline http://irasilver.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Reading-School-shootings-gender-Klein.pdf

“Sexual Terrorism,” by Carole Sheffield. (Referenced in Chapter 8 of Barstow’s “Witchcraze.”): http://web.pdx.edu/~matg/Sociology/Gender_&_Sexualities_files/Sexual%20Terrorism%209.2.pdf

“Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide,” HOMICIDE STUDIES, Vol. 3 No. 4, November 1999 300-316, © 1999 Sage Publications, Inc: http://www.margolishealy.com/files/resources/stalking_and_intimate_partner_femicide.pdf

Blogs and Web Sites:

Vitamin W: http://vitaminw.co/

RadFem News Service (Archives): http://radfemworldnews.wordpress.com/

Off Our Backs: Feminist News Journal: http://www.offourbacks.org/malepat.htm

Andrea Dworkin (includes her collected works, audio clips, transcripts and more):

http://www.andreadworkin.com

http://andreadworkin.com/audio/

http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/dworkin/

Andrea on “President Rape, ” Bill Clinton: http://www.andreadworkin.com/hillary/index.html

Mind-blowing, Potentially Life-changing Feminist Blogs:

Femonade or Fact Check Me: http://factcheckme.wordpress.com/

When Women Were Warriors: http://wwomenwwarriors.wordpress.com/

Trust Your Perceptions: http://trustyourperceptions.wordpress.com/

Radical Kitten: http://radicalkitten.wordpress.com/

Radical Wind: http://witchwind.wordpress.com/

Feminism – The Other “F” Word: http://godlessfeminist.wordpress.com/

Rebecca Mott Blog: http://rebeccamott.net/

The Arctic Feminist (Terri Strange’s Blog): https://thearcticfeminist.wordpress.com/

Liberation Collective: http://liberationcollective.wordpress.com/

Screaming Banshee: http://wp.screaming-banshee.net/

Female Biology Matters: http://femalebiologymatters.wordpress.com/

Feminist Philosopher: http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/

Feminist at Sea: https://feministatsea.wordpress.com/

Then They Said Burn Her: http://thentheysaidburnher.wordpress.com/

I Eat Sacred Cows: http://ieatsacredcows.wordpress.com/

Leanne’s Little World: http://leanneslittleworld.wordpress.com/

Salt Your Bones: http://saltyourbones.wordpress.com/

So Far Away: http://talkingtomyself16.wordpress.com/

It’s Not Right to Throw Rocks or There are So Many Things Wrong with This: http://therearesomanythingswrongwiththis.com/

You Think I Just Don’t Understand, But I Don’t Believe You: http://bugbrennan.com/

Les Femmes Voice: http://lesfemmesvoice.wordpress.com/

Rancom!: http://rancom.wordpress.com/

Quintrospection: http://quintrospection.wordpress.com/

Body Crimes: http://bodycrimes.wordpress.com/

Anti-porn Feminists: http://antipornfeminists.wordpress.com/

Fire Womon: https://firewomon.wordpress.com/

Vagina Feminism Central at Tumblr: nextyearsgirl.tumblr.com/

Formulations of Oppression: https://formulationsofoppression.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/struggles-and-a-separatist-state-of-mind/

Gender Trender: http://gendertrender.wordpress.com/

The Cotton Ceiling: http://gendertrender.wordpress.com/

Make Me a Sammich: http://makemeasammich.org/

Radfem-ological Images (Archives – focuses on sexist images in the media): http://radfemimages.wordpress.com/

RadFem Central (A frequently updated feed of blogs): http://radfemcentral.blogspot.com/

RadFem Reader (A frequently updated feed of blogs): http://radfemreader.blogspot.com/

Feministes Radicales – (Warning: This page opens with a very loud audio recording of a speech by Andrea Dworkin): http://www.feministes-radicales.org/

Name the Problem: http://nametheproblem.com/

Sian and Crooked Rib: http://sianandcrookedrib.blogspot.co.uk/

A Space to Share Our Joy: http://feminismfinallyallaboutmen.wordpress.com/

Liberation is Life: http://liberationislife.wordpress.com

Sisyphe.org (French): http://sisyphe.org/

Sisyphe.org (English): http://sisyphe.org/spip.php?rubrique48

Political Lesbians in Sisterhood: http://politicallesbiansinsisterhood.wordpress.com/

A long list of inactive radical feminist blogs: http://lolliguncula.tumblr.com/post/27160024634/links-to-inactive-radical-feminist-supportive-blogs

The following blogs deal mostly with the MRM (Men’s Rights Movement) which is a catch-all term for a number of misogynist, anti-feminist groups that harass, threaten and commit violent acts against women. This information is important to us, but personally I find it’s best not to stare at it too long!:

ManCheeze: http://mancheeze.wordpress.com/

We Hunted the Mammoth (was ManBoobz): http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/

Vliet Tiptree’s Blog – Vliet was targeted by the MRA group, A Voice for Men, this blog tells the story: http://avoiceforcreepymen.blogspot.de/2011/11/creepy-comments-from-voice-for-men-by.html

Videos and Vloggers:

Feminist Frequency with Anita Sarkeesian: https://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency

Sael Palani: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaelPalani

Spiritree: https://www.youtube.com/user/Spiritree41

Terri Strange: https://www.youtube.com/user/iremythpurr

Roseanne’s America – Interview with Roseanne Barr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTsdC0lasc

Old C-SPAN Interview with Susan Faludi about her book, “Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women’s Rights”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIC4uKSFpL0

Sonia Johnson Interview on the television show, Viewpoints, from March 5, 1982: https://archive.org/details/cus_000045

Neo-liberalism and the De-fanging of Feminism speech by Gail Dines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcTt0emXhE

Documentaries:

Killing Us Softly – this is the original, but there are, also, Killing Us Softly 2, 3 & 4, which are updated and presented by the same researcher. The series examines the objectification of women in advertising.

Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ4zdx6YT74

Movies with Women’s Liberation Themes:

wpimageThe following films are extremely thought-provoking and do not contain an extreme amount of men’s violence against women, which is why I chose them. I hope to be able to add more as I run across them. I might have included The Color Purple in this list and some others, but this and many other “feminist” films contain instances of disturbing violence against women (for example, in The Color Purple, a disturbing scene involving disfiguring violence against an “uppity” woman (played by Oprah) as well as confinement and rape), even if the women triumph in the end. As another example, the movie, The Accused, starring Jodie Foster, is considered a feminist film, but many and probably most women already know first-hand what rape is like, what the aftermath is like and what happens when you go to the police to (try to) report it – we know it in ways that can never be accurately conveyed by Hollywood and we don’t need to relive it on celluloid.

The Stepford Wives (1975) This book this movie is based on was written by a man, Ira Levin, who is clearly communicating some things to us about men’s total objectification of women and the secrets men keep from women. The members of the prestigious Men’s Association have an agenda to murder their wives and replace them with animatronic objects programmed to be house servants and sex slaves.

Jack’s Wife, Aka. Hungry Wives, Aka. Season of the Witch, director George A. Romero (Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1972) Warning: Lots of movie sites get this movie confused with a modern movie with some hairy-scary dude on the cover. The correct movie has the title, “Season of the Witch” and a woman in green on the cover. It deals with traditional witchcraft (not Wicca) and its role in women’s liberation in the early 1970s. It stars actress Jan White. This movie is a little deep for many reviewers, so you’ll see a lot of bad reviews – mostly by men – who really, really don’t get it. But, traditional witches and feminists are sure to love it. It contains some violence against women, but mostly in a dream sequence in which the main character, Joan, is chased around her house by a man in a Green Man mask (representing her own fear of returning to her wild, undomesticated state) and an instance in which she is slapped by her husband. There is, also, a sex scene in which I found the man to be a little too aggressive, but Joan asserts herself. This movie is rich in important symbolism from the instant it starts and the introductory credits are running, so pay close attention.