Thursday, February 20, 2014

Intersectional Feminist Resources

Topics include feminism, racism, fat-phobia, trans-phobia, slut-shaming, pornography, privilege, and more. Feel free to link, copy, and use as you please. A big thanks to Polly Singlieish and the Solo Polyamory community for compiling sharing these, originally compiled by Dana Kagis. I've been adding links as well whenever I find good stuff.

Specifically for Allies:
The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice" - Everyday Feminism  

Shakesville: "On the Fixed State Ally Model vs. Process Model Ally Work"  

The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Ally

Why the term "ally" is not mine to apply

How to Respect a Transgender Person

“Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it

"Ally-phobia: The Worst of the Best Intentions"  

"The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice"

Trans Topics:
Julia Serano "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity"

The Ally's Toolkit

Genderbitch:  Musings of a Trans Chick
Especially, these articles:
  • "Intent!  It's Fucking Magic!"
  • "'Omg Ur So MEEN!'  Pseudo-Ally Tears And Why We Don't Care"
  • “Redefining Nice: Why ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last”
  • Calpernia Adams "Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual: The Director's Cut
  • A Really Awesome Trans Glossary

Questioning Transphobia

Using "They" as a Singular Pronoun

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

Microaggressions: Power, Privilege and Everyday Life
Tim Wise "The Pathology of White Privilege"

The Male Privilege Checklist

"White Feminist Privilege in Organizations"

Feminism 101

Feminism 101

Tone Argument

Misandry isn't real and Why Misandry is Funny

Another Post About Rape  (identifying the subtle underpinnings of sexism that encourage women to not have clear boundaries)

Yes Means Yes

Gaslighting: A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"

Schrödinger’s Rapist

Bell Hooks "Feminism is For Everybody"

Anti-Feminist Bingo

Feminist Current

Men and Online Sexual Harrassment
Especially the FAQ on "What is Sexism?"

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

The Smurfette Principle

Explainer: What is a "Nice Guy"

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements

"The Art of Mansplaining"

"A Woman's Born to Weep and Fret" (Another article about mansplaining)

It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too

Social Justice, Debate, and Miscellania:

The Spoon Theory

Challenging Patriarchy in Political Organizing – A 101 by Harsha Walia
Justified Rage from an Unsafe Space: Reflection on Occupy Wall Street

Free Geek's Wiki on Anti-Oppression

The Revolution Will Not Be Polite

Douchebag Decree: What We Talk About When We Talk About Free Speech  (For all those who are so very fond of crying "Free Speech!" when they are challenged on bullshit)

Thoughtless allies and keeping silent (feminism)

Three ways to fight racism in 2014
  1. Recognize racism as oppressive and systemic
  2. End respectability politics
  3. Address mass incarceration
Is Your Costume Racist?
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
The Angry Black Woman  (One of my favorite articles on her blog is entitled "The Privilege of Politeness")
On the importance of listening to aboriginal people  
How to Not Have a Conversation About Racism BINGO  
Books we recommend after the George Zimmerman verdict
Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis  Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism bell hooks
Because a White Guy Said It
Black Girl Dangerous: "8 Ways Not To Be An 'Ally': A Non-Comprehensive List"
"28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviours That Indicate a Detour Into White Guilt, Denial or Defensiveness"
Qualities Of An Anti-Racist Ally
"The Cost of Racism"  Resist Racism Racialicious  
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander  
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown
Black Girl Dangerous: "We are NOT all Trayvon: Challenging Anti-Black Racism in POC Communities"

Size acceptance:
On fatphobia, thin privilege, and “eat a sandwich!”
Fat Panic! Vancouver  
Megan Falley - Fat Girl
21 Things to Stop Saying Unless You Hate Fat People
Eat food. Stuff you like. As much as you want.
A sociological critique of the Health at Every Size movement

Sex positivity:
Whorephobia 101
Join Me In the Fight Against Whorephobia!  
Whorephobia Affects All Women  
Wikipedia - Feminist Pornography  
What is Feminist Porn?  
What Does Feminist Porn Look Like?  
"How can you be a feminist and do BDSM?"  
What I Mean When I Say I'm Sex Positive

Not yet organized into a category
Wikipedia on intersectionality
Push(back) at the Intersections: Defining (and Critiquing) 'Intersectionality'
Intersectionality & Feminism
Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality
Why I use that word that I use: Kyriarchy, kyriarchal, and why not patriarchy
A Habitat for Love
The Van Slam's Blog about their process around sexual assault in the community:
How to Eff Up
Going to places that scare me: Personal reflections on challenging male supremacy
Harsha Walia on Anti-Oppression, Decolonization, and Responsible Allyship
I'm Not A "Person With a Disability": I'm a Disabled Person
The Marriage of Sexism and Islamophobia; Re-Making the News on Egypt;-re-making-the-news-on-egypt
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim - An African Perspective
The Past Didn't Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Antisemetism Part of All of Our Movements"
How to Spot a Predator at Your High Tea
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Ally
Reading List by Tim Wise  
Mehdi Hasan's brilliant takedown of Islamophobia  
Muslim Feminists  


  1. So happy to see this resource list gaining in popularity. I can't take credit for it though- most of this list was complied by amazing feminist and anarchist Dana Kagis
    We used this as the basis for the list in the Solo polyamory group.

    1. Thanks for commenting. Sorry for the delay in approval; I haven't been here (Blogger) since May.