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17 Books Every Intersectional Feminist Should Read

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We asked the bookworms of the Buzzfeed Community to recommend books that every intersectional feminist should read. Here are their amazing recommendations!

1. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

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Price: £5.40

2. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay.

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Price: £12.99

3. Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené.

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Price: £6.79

4. I Will Not Be Erased by gal-dem.

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Price: £4.74

5. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink And Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis.

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"This book was amazing and really gave me drive to fight for everyone."


Price: £8.75

6. Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls.

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"Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls. It's about three girls who are suffragettes/suffragists and fighting for women's rights and the vote. There's also a relationship between two of the girls, but it isn't made out to be any different from a straight relationship, which I think is really important."


Price: £3.99

7. Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed.

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Price: £20.69

8. The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard.

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"The Equality Illusion is absolutely incredible and eye opening. Chock full of statistics for you to whip out in your next debate."


Price: £9.99

9. Coming Out Like a Porn Star by Jiz Lee.

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"Coming Out Like a Porn Star by Jiz Lee is a must-read for any feminist. Sex work is vital to feminism and this book comes from a range of contributors and is edited by a genderqueer porn actor. You really can't be a feminist or ally without understanding the importance of sex work and the humans in it. It completely destroys the stigmas and misconceptions about the industry."


Price: £11.40

10. Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates.

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"It covers everyday sexist behavior women face, with a lot of shocking statistics, and every chapter focuses on a different aspect, e.g sexism in the workplace or sexism young girls face, etc. Really opened my eyes!"


Price: £6.75

11. Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri.

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"This book is fantastic and explores the history of black hair. It was so enlightening and powerful. Stayed with me all year."


Price: £7.19

12. Ain't I A Woman by Bell Hooks.

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"This is a must-read for any intersectional feminist. It delves into sexism and racism directed at black women. Sensational."


Price: £17.09

13. Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women And Women of Colour by Andrea J. Ritchie.

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"This book moved me to tears in many places and completely shocked me. I have recommended it to all the feminists I know."


Price: £16.99

14. Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight For Sex Workers' Rights by Molly Smith.

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"This is a powerful exploration of sex workers' rights, written by sex workers. This transformed the way I looked at the law surrounding prostitution and made me question the assumptions and judgments that I wasn’t even aware I had. It’s also really well written."


Price: £10.49

15. Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federicci.

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"Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federicci is a great book on capitalism, racism, and sexism's influence on how the world works now. Definitely a must."


Price: £17.99

16. No Logo by Naomi Klein.

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"Naomi Klein's No Logo. Understanding capitalist oppression is fundamental to feminism."


Price: £7.66

17. Sister/Outsider by Audre Lorde.

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"Audre Lorde's book of essays, Sister/Outsider, talked about intersectionality before the term was actually coined. 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House' is always a classic."


Price: £7.19

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