Books to Help You Understand Your Biases and the Lived Experiences of People

Ashe Dryden's curated list of introductory and advanced-level books on intersectionality, feminism, womanism, and social justice.


  • Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
  • How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ
  • The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf
  • Myths Of Gender: Biological Theories About Women And Men by Anne Fausto-Sterling
  • Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Matt Bernstein-Sycamore
  • Gender Outlaw and Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein
  • Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis

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