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Radical Theory

The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male

The Transsexual Empire: TheMaking of the She-Male Janice Raymond Beacon Press 1979 Raymond investigates the role of transsexualism in society – particularly psychological and surgical approaches to it – and argues that transsexualism reinforces traditional gender stereotypes. Raymond also writes about the ways in which the medical-psychiatric complex is medicalizing gender identity and the social and political context that has helped…

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Manifesto Radical

SCUM Manifesto

SCUM Manifesto Valerie Solanas Olympia Press 1968 From Wikipedia: SCUM Manifesto is a radical feminist manifesto by Valerie Solanas, published in 1967. It argues that men have ruined the world, and that it is up to women to fix it. To achieve this goal, it suggests the formation of SCUM, an organization dedicated to overthrowing society and eliminating the male sex.…

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Lesbian Radical

Amazon Odyssey

Amazon Odyssey Ti-Grace Atkinson Links Books 1974 This collection of Atkinson’s writings is comprised mostly of adapted versions of lectures delivered around the country between 1968 and 1972. In these incendiary lectures Atkinson argues for radical feminist positions on a wide range of issues, including marriage, love, abortion, lesbianism, and the role of older women…

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History Radical Theory

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

The Dialectic of Sex: TheCase for Feminist Revolution Shulamith Firestone William Morrow 1970 From Wikipedia: This book was written over a few months when Firestone was 25. In it, she argues that the “sexual class system” predates and runs deeper than any other form of oppression, and that the eradication of sexism will require a radical reordering of…

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Pornography Radical Theory

Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography

Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography Diana E.H. Russell (ed) Teachers College Press 1993 Making Violence Sexy chronicles women’s resistance to pornography over the last twenty years. It does this in a collection of feminist articles, including testimonies by victims/survivors of pornography that together make a convincing case for the view that pornography (as…

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Essays Radical Separatism Theory

The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory

The Politics of Reality: Essaysin Feminist Theory Marilyn Frye Crossing Press 1983 The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory is a 1983 collection of feminist essays by philosopher Marilyn Frye. Some of these essays, developed through speeches and lectures she gave, have been quoted and reprinted often, and the book has been described as…