A Year of Feminist Classics

Shameful confession: even though I went to Sarah Lawrence and have my MA in Women’s History, I haven’t read any of these books–aside from excerpts and select essays–except Herland. Some of this was intentional; I refused to read The Second Sex until an unabridged translation was published (it was published in April 2010). But a lot of these books are just things I meant to read and never got around to (as a matter of fact, a lot of these titles are already part of my Fill in the Gaps project). I’m going to try and participate in as many months as possible:

[Updated list]

January: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft AND So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
FebruaryThe Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor Mill
March: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
April: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
May: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
June: God Dies by the Nile by Nawal Saadawi
July: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
August: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
September: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
October: Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks AND Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism Anthology
NovemberGender Trouble by Judith Butler
December: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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