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Feminist Writing Selections--Ideas? [Jun. 13th, 2004|02:08 am]
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My high school starts each year with a week of "Writing and Thinking Workshop" where we are given a book of various short writing selections (all sorts of stuff--fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose...) which we read, write about, and discuss.

Female writers have usually been underrepresented in these books, but this year the feminist club at my school has the opportunity to choose a few selections. I'm really excited about the opportunity to help change the often negative reactions people have to "feminism"--both the word and the concept.

So I was wondering if anybody here could suggest some pieces. We'd especially like to have some from first wave feminists, or by men, or that talk about the value and meaning of the word feminism.

But we're open to anything. So if there's any piece of feminist writing (any type) that you really like, please let me know!
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[User Picture]From: aquatang
2004-06-13 03:15 am (UTC)
hmm. there'd be the feminine mystique [which i'm sure you probably got already..], letters to a young feminist? << not THAT great.. hrm.. Ya.. I'm not very good with this kind of thing, sorry..
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[User Picture]From: honeynutchexmix
2004-08-06 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'd reccommemd "Feminism in Our Time: The Essential Writings, WWII to Present" by Marian Schneir. It's a collection of writings from feminiist authors, from Simone de Beauvoir to Sylvia Plath to Audre Lorde. It covers a wide range of issues, from conscious raising to lesbianism to Roe v. Wade to race issues in the 60s/ 70s feminist movement.
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[User Picture]From: humynbeing
2004-08-06 08:02 pm (UTC)
That sounds really cool! I can't believe I've never heard of it. Thanks, I'll definitely look for it.
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[User Picture]From: honeynutchexmix
2004-08-06 08:09 pm (UTC)
no problem. Marian Schneir has another book ("Feminism") that's similar to the one I just mentioned, except it's about the history of feminism. But I haven't read that book yet.
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[User Picture]From: this_marionette
2004-08-20 05:08 am (UTC)
It's always worth putting John Stoltenberg's "Refusing to be a Man" on the list. Firstly, because it's an interesting perspective, and secondly because it means people can't play the 'feminazi' card (at least, not so easily).


Sorry for the huge delay in my comment.
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[User Picture]From: nouveau_prole
2004-11-18 05:08 pm (UTC)
"The brutal language of love" Alicia Erian. A post-feminist slant on love, sex and relationships.
Shine on brightly.
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