Friday, March 11, 2011

A Radical Profeminist's Recommending Reading List

REQUESTED READING for ANY "educated" class-privileged white man who wishes to make any comments to this blog (click on each as they are linked to more information about them):

"Everyday Male Chauvinism: Intimate Partner Violence Which Is Not Called Violence", by Luis Bonino, Péter Szil, with contribution from Gábor Kuszing, *here*.

Any or all books by Alice Walker, Andrea Dworkin, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Derrick Jensen, Marilyn Frye, Patricia Hill Collins, Robert Jensen, and Sheila Jeffreys. Also, specifically:

Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, by Andrea Smith.

Letters From a War Zone, by Andrea Dworkin.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde

Yurugu: An African-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior, by Marimba Ani.

About the latter book, one reviewer writes,

YURUGU removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner working of global white [heterosexual male] supremacy: A system which functions to guarantee the control of Europe and [his] descendants (the few) over the majority of the world's peoples (the many)........Dr. Marimba Ani exposes the roles of both the academic and Christian establishment in proselytizing as "universal" that which is indeed culturally specific to Europe and which therefore functions in the interest of European dominance.

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