Suggested Reading

Feminist Health

THE NEW OUR BODIES OURSELVES Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (Penguin Books 1989)

NEW VIEW OF A WOMAN’S BODY The Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers (Feminist Health Press, first published by Simon and Schuster 1981)

LESBIAN HEALTH GUIDE eds. Regan McClure and Anne Vespry (Queer Press 1994)

HEALTHY AND WISE The essential health handbook for black women ed. Melba Wilson (Virago 1994)

TOUCH ME, TOUCH ME NOT: WOMEN, PLANTS AND HEALING Shodhini Collective (Kali for Women, New Delhi, 1997)

HOTPANTZ. Do It Yourself Gynecology Herbal Remedies. (Hotpantz CP,871, Succ.C Qc, H2L4L6 Canada)

TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE: A Wimmin’s Guide to Alternative Health Care. Alicia non Grata (Profane Existence PO BOX 8722. MN 55408 USA)

VIVA VOCE Some thoughts on Women’s Health and Sexuality. (Available from Handmedown distro)

WITCHCRAZE Anne Llewellyn Barstow (Pandora 1994)

BEAUTY AND MISOGYNY:  Harmful cultural practices in the West by Sheila Jeffreys

WOMAN AS HEALER Jeanne Achterberg (Rider 1990)

WOMEN’S HEALTH, POLITICS AND POWER: Essays on Sex, Gender, Medicine and Public Health. eds.Fee & Krieger (Baywood, New York, 1994)

ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE The Power of Science over Women’s Lives. The Brighton Women and Science Group (Virago 1980)

THE WOMEN’S HEALTH MOVEMENT – FEMINIST ALTERNATIVES TO MEDICAL CONTROL Sheryl Burt Ruzek (Praeger, New York, 1978).

WHAT MAKES WOMEN SICK: Gender and the Political Economy of Health. Lesley Doyal ( Rutgers University Press 1995)

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH Lesley Doyal with Imogen Pennell (Pluto Press 1979)

FOR HER OWN GOOD: 150 Years of Experts Advice to Women. Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English (Pluto Press 1979)

WOMEN’S HEALTH: A Spare Rib Reader. ed. Sue O’Sullivan (Pandora 1987)

FEMINIST THEORY AND THE BODY: A Reader. eds. Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick (Routledge 1999)

THINKING THROUGH THE SKIN eds. S.Ahmed, J.Stacey (London and New York Routledge 2001)

FEMINISM AND THE BIOLOGICAL BODY Lynda Birke (Edinburgh University Press 1999)

THE WOMAN IN THE BODY: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Emily Martin (Boston: Beacon Press 1987)

FLEXIBLE BODIES Emily Martin (Beacon Press 1994)

MAKING SEX Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Thomas Laqueur (Cambridge Mass Harvard University Press 1990)

BEYOND THE NATURAL BODY An Archaeology of the Sex Hormones. Nelly Oudshorn (Routledge London New York 1994)

WOMEN AND MADNESS Phyllis Chesler (Four Walls Eight Windows 1997)

WOMEN’S MADNESS Misogyny or mental illness? Jane Ussher (Harvester Wheatsheaf 1991)

THE FEMALE MALADY Elaine Showalter (Virago 1987)

THE POLITICS OF EXPERIENCE R.D. Laing (Penguin 1968)

R.D. LAING AND THE PATHS OF ANTI-PSYCHIATRY Zbigniew Kotowicz (Routledge 1997)

SPK TURN ILLNESS INTO A WEAPON (SPK – self-publisher for illness at the university of Heidelberg 1987, available through AK Distribution)

MAD PRIDE A celebration of mad culture. eds.Ted Curtis, Robert Dellar, Esther Leslie and Ben Watson (Spare Change Books 2000, available through AK Distribution)

SPEAKING OUR MINDS An anthology eds. Jim Reed and Jill Reynolds (The Open University Press 1996)

NAVIGATING THE SPACE BEWETEN BRILLIANCE AND MADNESS. A Reader and Roadmap of Bipolar Worlds. Assembled by the Icarus Project 2004. (c/o Fountain House, Education Unit 42SW. 47th St. NY. NY 10036 www.theicarusproject.net)

IN OUR OWN HANDS A book of self-help therapy. Sheila Ernst and Lucy Goodison (The Womens’ Press 1981)

LIVE THROUGH THIS: ON CREATIVITY AND SELF-DESTRUCTION Sabrina Chapadjiev (Seven Stories Press 2008)

Menstrual Cycle

THREADS Lisa Fannen (available at ACE and AK)

THE PERIOD CONSPIRACY: Who’s Out to Hurt You and How (or before you buy tampons read this) (Chlam Media Press. 2504 Ravencroft Court. VA Beach VA 23454) (also available through Bloodsisters)

CHART YOUR CYCLE Chella Quint (Handmedown distro)

ISSUES OF BLOOD: The Politics of Menstruation. Sophie Laws (The Macmillan Press Ltd 1990)

BALANCING HORMONES NATURALLY Kate Neil (Ion Press 1994)

BLOOD BREAD AND ROSES – HOW MENSTRUATION CREATED THE WORLD by Judy Grahn

SEEING RED: The politics of pre-menstrual tension. Sophie Laws, Valerie Hey and Andrea Eagan (Hutchinson 1985)

MENOPAUSAL YEARS The wise woman way. Susun Weed (Ash Tree Publishing 1992)

WOMEN OF THE 14TH MOON Writings on the Menopause eds. Dena Taylor and Amber Coverdale Sumrall (The Crossing Press. Freedom, California 1991)

Sexuality

THE CLITORAL TRUTH Rebecca Chalker (Seven Stories Press 2000)

FEMALE EJACULATION AND THE G SPOT Deborah Sudahl

HAND IN THE BUSH The fine Art of Vaginal Fisting. Deborah Addington (Greenery Press 1997)

SEX FOR ONE: THE JOY OF SELF-LOVING Betty Dodson

THE LESBIAN POLYAMORY READER Open relationships, non-monogamy and casual sex. eds. Marcia Munson and Judith Stelboum (The Haworth Press 1999)

REDEFINING OUR RELATIONSHIPS Guidelines for responsible open relationships. Wendy-O-Matik (Defiant Times Press, Oakland CA 2002)

THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY Vol 1. Michel Foucault (Penguin Books 1976)

PUBLIC SEX The Culture of Radical Sex. Pat Califia (Cleiss Press 1994)

SEXYOUALITY Challenging the culture of non-monogamy. (The Godhaven Collective available from Handmedown distro)

Contraception and Abortion

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY Toni Weschler, MPH (Harper Collins 1995)

CONTRACEPTION: A Practical and Political Guide. Rose Shapiro (Virago 1987)

A WOMAN’S BOOK OF CHOICES: ABORTION, MENSTRUAL EXTRACTION, RU-486. Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer (Four Walls, Eight Windows N.Y. 1992)

THE HERBAL ABORTION HANDBOOK Uni M Tiamat (Sage Femme! 1984 from 3445 N. University Suite #126 Peoria. IL 61604 USA)

EVE’S HERBS: A History of Contraception and Abortion in the West. John M. Riddle (Harvard University Press 1997)

CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE RENAISSANCE John M. Riddle (Harvard University press 1992)

ABORTION Between Freedom and Necessity. Janet Hadley (Virago 1997)

FROM ABORTION TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM Transforming a movement. ed. Marlene Gerber Fried (Southend Press 1990)

ABORTION WITHOUT APOLOGY A Radical History for the 1990s.Nina Baehr (Southend Press 1990)

WOMEN AND ABORTION: The Body as a Battleground. Rosalyn Baxandall (Open Magazine Pamphlet Series. Pamphlet #17. April 1992. Available through AK)

HERBAL ABORTION A woman’s DIY Guide (Handmedown Distro)

JANE Documents from Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Services 1968-73. (Firestarter Press available from Handmedown distro)

Mine 2 – Anthology of Abortion Stories. Meredith (Handemedown distro)

Herbs and Naturopathy

WOMEN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NATURAL MEDICINE Tori Hudson (Keats Publishing LA 1999)

NATURAL HEALNG IN GYNAECOLOGY Rina Nissim (Pandora 1986)

A WOMAN’S BOOK OF HERBS Elisabeth Brooke (The Women’s Press 1992)

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HERBAL MEDICINE Thomas Bartram (Grace Publishers 1995)

HEALING WISE: Wise woman herbal Susun Weed (Ash Tree Publishing 1989)

WISE WOMAN HERBAL FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR Susun Weed (Ash Tree A Publishing 1986)

A MODERN HERBAL Mrs. M. Grieve (Tiger Books London 1994 )

HERBS AND AROMATHERAPY FOR THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM Jeanne Rose (Frog Ltd Berkeley California 1994)

WOMEN’S HERBS, WOMEN’S HEALTH Christopher Hobbs and Kathi Keville (Botanica Press 1998)

ALLWOMEN ARE HEALERS Diane Stein (The Crossing Press. Freedom. California 1990)

THE WAY OF HERBS Michael Tierra (Pocket Health Books 1998)

HEALING THREADS Traditional Medicines of the Highlands and Islands. Mary Beith (Polygon1995)

HEALING WITH WHOLEFOODS Oriental traditions and modern nutrition. Paul Pitchford. (North Atlantic Books 1993)

THE COMPLETE HOMEOPATHY HANDBOOK Miranda Castro (Papermac 1991)

LUNA YOGA: Vital Fertility and Sexuality. Adelheid Ohlig (Ash Tree Publishing 1994)

Politics, History, General

CALIBAN AND THE WITCH Silvia Federici

WOMEN AND THE SPECTACLE Carol Ehrlich (Spectacular Times 1981)

COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS: The Sexual Politics of Sickness. Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (The Feminist Press, NY. 1973)

WITCHES, MIDWIVES AND HEALERS Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English (London, Compendium, 1973).

OUTLAW CULTURE Bell Hooks

ARM THE SPIRIT Diane Block

BACKLASH, STIFFED Susan Faludi

Reproductive Health

PREGNANCY AND BIRTH In Support of Autonomy ed. L Fannen (available from Handemedown distro)

OF WOMAN BORN Motherhood as experience and Institution. Adrienne Rich (Virago 1997)

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND WRONGS: The Global Politics of Population Control. Betsy Hartmann (South End Press 1987)

WOMEN AND THE CRISIS IN SEX HORMONES: An Investigation of the Dangerous Uses of Hormones from Birth Control to Menopause and Safe Alternatives. Barbara Seaman and Gideon Seaman (Harvester Press 1978)

WHAT DOCTORS DON”T TELL YOU The truth About the Dangers of Modern Medicine. Lynne McTaggart (Thorsons 1996)

BREAST CANCER: POISONS, PROFITS AND PREVENTION Liane Clorfene-Casten (Common Courage Press 1996)

WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT BREAST CANCER How Hormone Balance May save Your Life. Dr John Lee (Thorsons 1992)

N’DREA ONE WOMANS’S FIGHT TO DIE HER OWN WAY (Pelagian Press 1998)

WOMEN’S BODIES WOMEN’S WISDOM Dr Christiana Northrup (Pliatkus 1998)

THE WHOLE WOMAN Germaine Greer (Anchor 2000)

CUNT a declaration of independence. Inga Muscio (Seal Press 1998)

Anarcha-feminism

ANGRY WOMEN eds. Andrea Juno and V. Vale (Research 1991)

QUIET RUMOURS An Anarcha-Feminist Anthology (reprinted and expanded by AK Press)

PATRIARCHY AND ACCUMULATION ON A WORLD SCALE Maria Mies (Zed Books 1998)

GYN/ECOLOGY Mary Daly (The Women’s Press 1991)

THE GREAT COSMIC MOTHER Rediscovering The Ancient Religion of the Earth. Barbara Mor & Monica Sjoo (Harper Collins)

UNDOING GENDER Judith Butler

Fiction

ALWAYS COMING HOME, THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, THE DISPOSSESSED Ursula K Le Guin

PARABLE OF THE SOWER, PARABLE OF THE TALENTS, WILD SEED Octavia Butler

WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME, BODY OF GLASS, BRAIDED LIVES, VIDA Marge Piercy

THE ELEMENTAL LOGIC SERIES Laurie J Marks

BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA Dorothy Allison

THE FIFTH SACRED THING Starhawk

YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN Alice Walker


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