Radical feminist philosophy and political theory

In the 60’s and 70’s radical feminism theory flourished, now radical feminism is marginal in libraries and almost nonexistent in academia, being replaced by patriarchy-friendly political and philosophical so-called feminist theories.

We have to mention some important radical feminist authors, who built the foundation of this current.

Radical feminist authors:

and many others.

  • An interesting radical feminist author, with no relation to academia, is Bev Jo. We regret we have few resources about the radical feminist who write in other languages than English (for example Monique Wittig was French).  But we are sure they exist and references about them will be guested by this site.

“7000 years” has a variant in Romanian, which will appear soon.

Radical feminism, despite all the opposition and silencing, is still developing. Radical feminist books still appears. A short list of important radical feminist books:

  • Mary Daly – The Church and the Second Sex: Towards a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation. 1968.
  • Mary Daly – Gyn/Ecology: the Metaethics of Radical Feminism. 1978.
  • Alice Echols and Ellen Willis – Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975, 1990.
  • Andrea Dworkin – Human hating and other books
  • Shulamith Firestone – The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, 2003 reissue.
  • F. Mackay.  Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement. 2015.
  • Kate Millett. Sexual Politics. 1970.
  • Denise Thompson, Radical Feminism Today, 2001.
  • Nancy Whittier.  Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women’s Movement. 1995
  • Sheila Jeffreys – Unpacking Queer Politics; The Sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism
  • Germaine Greer.- The Female Eunuch
  • Bev Jo — Radical Lesbian Feminist writing

A wider list of important radical feminist books is available here. A list of feminist writings in the western world, since the Renaissance is here.

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