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Feminist reading list
10 books to expand your understanding of feminism

Books, documentaries, podcasts, musicians, and media to fire you up to fight for gender justice

This Women’s History Month, Oxfam is honoring the women who have led us, inspired us, and worked hard for us. As part of this celebration, we are sharing the artists who push us to be gender justice champions.

Books

Bad Feminist, by Roxanne Gay

Feminism is for Everybody, by bell hooks

Hood Feminism, by Mikki Kendall

Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit

No Time to Mourn: An Anthology by South Sudanese Women, edited by Hilda J. Twongyeirwe and Elizabeth Ashamu Deng

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey

Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde

This Bridge Called My Back, Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color, by Ruby Hamad

Women, Race, & Class, by Angela Davis

Documentaries

Aka Jane Roe (Hulu)

American Revolutionary (americanrevolutionaryfilm.com)

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Netflix)

Girl Rising (Amazon Prime)

Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO)

He Named Me Malala (Amazon Prime)

Knock Down the House (Netflix)

Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (Amazon Prime)

Sisters Rising (sistersrisingmovie.com)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PBS)

Podcasts

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Call Your Girlfriend

Feminist Frequency Radio

The Guilty Feminist

Hey, girl

Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Lady Don’t Take No with Alicia Garza

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Unladylike

The Women Rule Podcast

TV Shows and Movies

9 to 5 (Hulu)

Broad City (Hulu)

Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

La Llorona (Shudder.com)

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

I May Destroy You (HBO)

Insecure (HBO)

Mrs. America (Hulu)

Tuca & Bertie (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Musicians: Albums and Songs

Alicia Keys – Alicia

Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams

Beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers

Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

Lous and the Yakuza - Gore

Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started

Priya Ragu - “Chicken Lemon Rice”

Raye Zaragoza – Woman In Color

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Temple

Vagabon & Courtney Barnett - “Reason to Believe”

Listen to these artists and more on Oxfam's Feminist Jams Spotify playlist

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