Looking for feminist texts

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Mar 11 2018 07:10
Looking for feminist texts

Hi. Can anyone recommend any recent texts about feminist theory? I'm looking both for texts by feminists or feminist groups (of any variety) and critiques of this (especially from an anarchist angle). Many thanks!

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R Totale
Joined: 15-02-18
Mar 11 2018 15:51

OK, this is a pretty big question, but try these (some recent, some 70s classics):
Nina Power - One Dimensional Woman
Black Rose - Breaking the Waves: Challenging the Liberal Tendency within Anarchist Feminism
Abbey Volcano and J Rogue - Insurrections at the intersections: feminism, intersectionality and anarchism
Various - Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8
Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James - The power of women and the subversion of the community
Selma James - Sex, race and class
Gilles Dauve - Federici vs Marx
Gilles Dauve - On the "woman question"
Silvia Federici - Wages Against Housework
Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader
Sheila Rowbotham - Hidden from History: 300 Years of Women’s Oppression and the Fight Against It
Beyond that, there's reading guides here and here.

Sod it, and Angry Workers of the World - Crisis of family and friends: Working class experiences from west London, and their new interviews with working-class women from West London.
And False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Oh, and this PDF of a giant thread about emotional labour is a proper example of the collective use of theory to examine daily life. I'm sure Amber A'Lee Frost has written some important stuff as well, esp. critiquing neoliberal feminism, can't remember what exactly but there's Against Domesticity to be starting with.

Joined: 12-02-18
Mar 11 2018 19:39

Thanks very much for the list. That's smashing - just the kind of articles I was after. Hopefully they'll be of interest to others, too. I'll make a start going through them...

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Joined: 25-10-15
Mar 11 2018 20:32

These two about working-class women in Spain and their struggle for equality within the anarcho-syndicalist movement of 1930s Spain. Obviously, it's a much different world today then the time period in which Mujeres Libres was around but the history of the group is probably the best documented case of working-class women fighting for empowerment within the context of an mass anarcho-syndicalist movement.

Free women of Spain - Martha A. Ackelsberg

“Separate and equal”?: Mujeres Libres and anarchist strategy for women's emancipation