WP2: The Things I’ve Read and How I Feel About Them
I’ve linked all my entries for my annotated bibliography in this article. While this is by no means the extent of what I’ve read, this is an ever-growing collection of the things I’ve read that have changed my perspective on life or influenced the way I see the world. I will continue to add to this as I see fit.
“All About Love: New Visions” by Bell Hooks
Bell hooks’s All About Love: New Visions is a book that explores love in modern society. Hooks discusses love in…
The Combahee River Collective’s “A Black Feminist Statement” from 1977
A Black Feminist Statement (1977) from the Combahee River Collective is a foundational text for Black feminism. The…
Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? by Cathy J. Cohen
Cathy Cohen’s “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens” argues that queer politics should not revolve around the…
“A Letter to My Nephew” by James Baldwin
I know this letter was written with love, but it makes me very sad. In this letter, Baldwin addresses his nephew…
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House is a beautifully written memoir chronicling the abuse she suffered at the…
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a novel written as a letter from the main character, Little Dog, to his mother Hong…
“Rubyfruit Jungle” by Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown’s novel Rubyfruit Jungle chronicles the growth of a young lesbian named Molly and her attempt to make…
“Fighting Bodies, Fighting Words: A Theory and Politics of Rape Prevention” by Sharon Marcus
“Fighting Bodies, Fighting Words” by Sharon Marcus works to put self-defense at the forefront of women’s defense…
“Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body” by Siobhan Somerville
Outside of its main purpose, Siobhan Somerville’s piece “Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body”…
“U.S. Black Feminism In Transnational Context” by Patricia Hill Collins
Patricia Hill Collins argues the importance of coalitional politics and an understanding of where we operate in the…
“One is Not Born a Woman” by Monique Wittig
The major claim of Monique Wittig’s “One is Not Born a Woman” is that identifying women as a natural group allows for…
“How To Build a Hooker’s Army” by Vanessa Carlisle
In “How to Build a Hookers Army” Vanessa Carlisle describes how they were able to build a strong community for sex…
Baldwin, James. “A Letter to My Nephew.” Progressive, The (USA), vol. 63, no. 1, 1 Jan. 1999, p. 67. NewsBank: Access World News, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=AWNB&docref=news/15CF7F5622D02BA0.
Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. VT: Daughters, 1973.
Carlisle, Vanessa. “How to Build a Hooker’s Army”. We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, Feminist Press, 2021.
Cohen, Cathy J. “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?”. GLQ, vol. 3, no. 4, 1997, pp. 437–465.
Collins, Patricia H. BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. 2nd ed., New York, Routledge, 2000.
Combahee River Collective. “Combahee River Collective Statement.” 1977.
Davis, Simone Weil. “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. Feminist Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, 2002, pp. 7–35.
hooks, bell. All About Love: New Visions. HarperCollins, 2000.
Machado, Carmen Maria. In the Dream House. Minneapolis Graywolf Press, 2019.
Marcus, Sharon. “Fighting Bodies, Fighting Words: A Theory and Politics of Rape Prevention.” Feminists Theorize the Political, Routledge, 1992, 385–403.
Somerville, Siobhan. “Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body”. Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 5, №2, 1994, pp.243–266.
Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Penguin Press, 2019.
Wittig, Monique. “One is Not Born a Woman”. The Straight Mind and Other Essays, Beacon Press, 1992.