Books for changing the world

Women's Liberation Reading List

"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement

A socialist perspective on women's oppression, highlighting the centrality of race and class and the important contributions of Marxist feminists to the fight for women's liberation.

Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.

Undivided Rights captures the evolving and largely unknown activist history of women of color organizing for reproductive justice.

Rebecca Solnit’s timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me offers a refreshing take on contemporary feminism.

With a new preface, this feminist classic reveals the dangers of contemporary population-control tactics, especially for women in developing countries.

This classic work sheds light on the lives and struggles of immigrant women domestic workers.

Narratives of women banana workers— waging a powerful revolution by making gender equity central in Latin American labor organizing.

A compelling account of the successful strike led by Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.

Essays and speeches from German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, long unavailable in the US, on women's equality, labor, peace, and socialism.

Marx has long been accused of not taking women's issues seriously. Heather Brown sets the record straight.

Decades after initial publication, Vogel's book remains an essential contribution to the development of a materialist theory of gender oppression.