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Reading List

Check out the books that some of our members have suggested as good guides for exploring white supremacy, patriarchy, and how white men fit into the work toward collective liberation. If you would like us to add something to this list please contact us!

Also, if you enjoy reading and discussing in a group, check out our Reading Circle which meets monthly.

Collective Liberation

Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy – Chris Crass

Feminism for Men

Feminism is for Everybody – bell hooks

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity and Love – bell hooks 

Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nuturance Culture – Nora Samaran

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity – Liz Plank

The Man They wanted Me to Be–Jared Saxton

Whose Story is This?— Rebecca Solnit

Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart – Paul Kivel 

Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power – Ann Russo

The Little #metoo Book for Men–Mark Greene

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy–Allan Johnson

Anti-Racism for White Folks

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland–Jonathan Metzl

How to be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin Diangelo

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice–Paul Kivel

White Guys: Studies in Postmodern Domination & Difference–Fred Pfeil

White Supremacy

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – Ibram Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New WorldDavid Stannard

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America – Ijeoma Oluo


Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale – Maria Mies

Conquest: Sexual Violence and Indian Genocide – Andrea Smith

Myths of Male Dominance – Eleanor Burke Leacock

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny – Kate Manne

Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity & Sexuality in High School – CJ Pascoe

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation – Silvia Federici


Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook – Mark Bray

Trans Liberation

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue – Leslie Feinberg

Amateur: A True Story of What Makes a Man – Thomas Page McBee

Connecting the Dots

Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement – Angela Davis