Resources Feminist Samizdat


List includes texts I cited in my letter (previous post), and other articles I have found informative. Some listed as I referred to them in my letter(see post, Feminist Samizdat) List in progress, most recent finds first, not exhaustive, no order of importance, with some explanations

Samizdat, (from Russian sam, “self,” and izdatelstvo, “publishing”), literature secretly written, copied, and circulated in the former Soviet Union and usually critical of practices of the Soviet government.

What I find excellent quick facts Radical feminist and labour activist Linda Bellos target of private prosecution Vancouver lesbians excluded from Dyke March, and other news
Books (and links)

Female Erasure ed. by Ruth Barrett What You Need to Know about Gender Politics’ War on Women, the female sex and human rights, also has website ; see esp, Hungerford, Dobkin. Try inquiring at your local progressive bookstore, or order from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Powell’s.

The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris

Dispatches From Lesbian America, Cheela Romain Smith, Xequina Berber, Giovanna Capone et al

Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State F Engels (International Publishers, NY 1969), cited in Barbara Winslow, “Women’s alienation and revolutionary politics” From International Socialism, 2:4, Spring 1979.
also AT find

The Woman Question, Eleanor Marx and E. Aveling,(London 1886)

Women, Culture and Society, Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo, Louise Lamphere ed. 1974, Sixteen women anthropologists analyze the place of women in human societies, including “Is female to male as nature is to culture?,” Sherry Ortner

Online Stop Harassment and Demonization of women petition in Progressive magazine, November 2017

Women in Media Conference (WimCon) 2018: Ninotchka Rosca and

Women in Media Conference (WimCon) 2018: Sheila Jeffreys, and other speeches, by Meghan Murphy, Ruth Barrett, Julie Bindel, and others. Follow link to the Youtube channel Pippa Fleming’s article in the Economist (Her blog is ) Part of 8-part series, but use this link to get assured access. Should narrow gender roles be cured with surgery? From the New Lesbian Movement, Norway
s:// and collected videos, We Need to Talk tour, Linda Bellos, labor activist and radical feminist; Helen Steel (11/23/17) on her experience being threatened at an anarchist book fair, when she defended two women leafletting against the new Gender Recognition Act. See also same meeting. Intense. The Youtube channel A Woman’s Place UK updates regularly. And, their website, see Our 5 Demands, What do Socialist feminists (UK) say about gender identity ideology. site includes daily update Maria MacLachlan’s blog, on her experience getting beaten up for photographing trans disrupters at Speakers’ corner. and Adolph Reed makes the forbidden comparison. on detransitioning and other articles from “A community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD)”

blog and and reprint from Offourbacks by Karla Mantilla 1999 Basic feminist definitions

from the Combahee River Collective Black Feminist statement on the original definition of identity politics see or the,
“We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation is us. … This focusing on our own oppression is embodied in the concept of identity politics. We believe that the most profound and potentially the most radical politics come directly out of our own identity, as opposed to working to end somebody else’s oppression.”

Mary Lou Singleton Why I don’t use ‘cis’ Also, see and ON CONTACT, Chris Hedges interview with Maya Dillard Smith and Mary Lou Singleton,

Not All Transsexuals think “transwomen are women” 10.17.18

Miranda, for gender abolition, by Miranda Yardley, a transsexual profeminist writer; one of the speakers at Speakers Corner, opposing the Gender Recognition Act

Blood and Visions Womyn Reconciling with Being Female, Autotomous Womyns Press 2015 Essays by ten women who stopped their transition, first essays and promises of more to come Delusions of Gender, Review of Fine’s research on sex, gender, brains, and so on. Fine’s text is here. Max Dashu on, Knocking Down Straw Dolls: a critique of The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory by Cynthia Eller (2000)

Coming back from transition

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