There are always more books, podcast, films to add ~ The Weaving House will endeavour to keep adding to the list on this page to keep this up to date & you informed. Direct links will be attached in the near future. If you’ve suggestions please email them to email@example.com
Books Non Fiction & fiction ~ Modern Reads.
Daring To Drive, my life as an accidental activist in a Kingdom of men – Manal Al-Sharif
You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth: An Unauthorised Collection of Witty & Wise Quotes from the Queen of Supreme, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Betraying Big Brother: the Feminist Awakening in China -Leta Hong-Fincher
My Life on the Road – Gloria Steinem
You Can’t Touch My Hair – Phoebe Robinson
Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay
Feminism is for Everybody- Bell Hooks
Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine
Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
The Women’s Room – Marilyn French
Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solinit
We Should All Be Feminists” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fifty Shades of Feminism – Lisa Appignasesi
The Feminist Utopia Project – Edited by Alexandra Brodsky & rachel Kauder Nalebuff
The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson
Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls – Tara Moss
Anything we Love Can Be Saved – Alice Walker
A History of the New Zealand Woman – Barbara L Brooks
Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand – Alison McCulloch
Abortion Then & Now. NZ Abortion Stories from 1940 to 1980- Margaret Sparrow.
Rough on Women. Abortion in 19th-Century – Margaret Sparrow.
Yassim’s Story – Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Headscarves and Hymans – Mona Eltahawy
The Wife Drought – Annabel Crabbe
Coming out like a Porn Star – edited by Jiz Lee
No to Feminism – a satire by Rebecca Shaw
Stuff I forgot to tell My Daughter – Michele A’Court
Ettie Rout New Zealand’s Safer Sex Pioneer – Jane Tolerton
Kate Sheppard, a Biography: The Fight for Women’s Votes in New Zealand–the Life of the Woman who Led the Struggle – Judith Devaliant
The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men – by Robert Jensen
Why Science is Sexist – Nicola Gaston
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood….. – Janet Mock
Everywhere I look – Helen Garner
No Shortcuts – Jane F McAlevey
Summer skin – Kirsty Eager
The Hate Race – Maxine Clarke
Sex Object – Jessica Valenti
Shrill: Notes from a loud Woman – Lindy West
Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Davis
Feminist Fight Club – Jessica Bennett
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock Fear…. – Sady Doyle
Books & Feminism for Kids
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates..Who shaped History – Kate Schatz
A Is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition – Margot Lee Shetterly
I dissent: Ruth Gainsburg Makes Her Mark – Debbie Levy
The Gusty Girl – Caroline Paul
Rad American Women A-Z Rebels, Trailblazers & Visionaries …- Kate Schatz
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with words – Karen Leggett Abouraya
Women in Science: 50 fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World – Rachel Ignotofsky
Villainesse | No filter, no bullshit media for young women – http://www.villainesse.com/
Bitch Media – Provides commentary on the media-driven world from a feminist perspective.- https://bitchmedia.org/
The story of the Women’s Movement in NZ. Te Ara – http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/womens-movement
The Women’s Liberation Movement in NZ – Te Papa http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whatson/exhibitions/sliceofheaven/exhibition/Diversity/Pages/ Feministmovement.aspx
Colonisation and the destruction of Gender Balance in Aotearoa by Annie Mikaere http://iportal.usask.ca/docs/Native_studies_review/v12/issue1/pp1-28.pdf
Mana Wahine: Decolonising Politics by Naomi Simmonds http://www.wsanz.org.nz/journal/docs/WSJNZ252Simmonds11-25.pdf
Kaupapa Māori, a community approach. Chapter 9, “Developments towards Mana Wahine Theory” by Leonie Pihama. http://www.kaupapaMāori.com/assets/PihamaL/tihei_mauri_ora_chpt9.pdf
Lesbian News Aotearoa – https://lesbianaotearoa.wordpress.com/news/
The Blog site of Leilani Tamu – https://leilanitamu.com/
The Hand Mirror- Feminist blogs in Aotearoa New Zealand.
If there’s something happening that you think might have a feminist / gender angle,.then chances are that one of these women will be writing about it –
http://thehandmirror.blogspot.co.nz/ Intersectional feminism for beginners.-
This blog is a place where Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Feminism are Answered.- https://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/the-faqs/faq-roundup/
Broadsheet, New Zealand’s Feminist Magazine – https://www.facebook.com/BroadsheetFeministMagazine/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
Films & TV –
Patu ~ a documentary of the civil disobedience that took place throughout New Zealand in 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour.
Plus NZ on screen has a good collection of documentaries of the protest movement in NZ including ‘Koha’ – Whina Cooper.
Hidden Figures ~ A film about 3 African American Women who were the brains behind sending a U.S astronaut into space. It’s a film about Women, race & dreams, a film about not giving up, a film about being who you are.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry ~ a history of the Women who founded the modern Women’s movement in the U.S – covers 1966 -1971
Miss Representation ~ Explores how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of Women in Influential positions
The Punk Singer ~ Feminism & Punk Rock – Riot Girl – the life & activist of musician & cultural icon Kathleen Hanna who formed ‘Bikini Girl & pioneered the ‘riot girl movement of the 1990’s.
He Named Me Malala ~ A portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai who was targeted by the Taliban and shot on her way home from school – this is an inspiring story of a young Woman who understands our voices are our most powerful weapons.
Free The Nipple ~Based on a true story, a film that follows New York city activists fighting for Gender Equality on the streets to the courts
Iron Jawed Angels ~ Tells the story of Women in the U.S with their struggle for the right to vote 1n 1920
Suffragette ~ A film depicting the lives of the ‘foot soldiers’ of the suffragette movement in the UK, a story of Women who risked everything for the vote.
Trapped ~ A documentary on the fight to keep safe abortion services in the U.S. Exposes the policy that are put in place to remove Women’s Rights.
The Ascent of Women ~ A four-part documentary series on the history of Women written & presented by Dr Amanda Foreman with the BBC
Consent -~Watch Consent – The Louise Nicholas Story – TVNZ OnDemand https://www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/consent-the-louise-nicholas-story/consent-the-louisenicholas-storynull
What Really Happened: Votes for Women – TVNZ – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/what-really-happened-the-womens-vote
Watch & listen to National Council of Women New Zealand guest speakers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLaw7jFfjkamR02TrQcwRw
Watch & listen to a whole host of Video created by the United Nations Women – facts stories and information on the position and plight of Women around the globe. https://www.youtube.com/user/UNWomen
Feminist podcasts & recordings.
Venus Envy. ~ New Zealand women on feminism, equality and #metoo. episodes as below.
July 20, 2018 ~ Talking image, power, and role models with Parris Goebel, Rosanna Raymond, and Karen Walker.
Mothers of Invention ~ Climate change is a man-made problem — with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the court room, the front lines to the board room – all over the world.
On the Rag – http://thespinoff.co.nz/tag/on-the-rag/
Ace Ladies Network – https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/ace-lady-network-podcast/id1161912879?mt=2
The Guilty Feminist Podcast – http://guiltyfeminist.com/ Popaganda
Bitch media – https://bitchmedia.org/feminist-podcasts/popaganda
Women’s Media Centre Live with Robin Morgan – http://www.wmclive.com/
What would a Feminist Do? The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/series/what-would-a-feminist-do
Robert Jensen – The End of Patriarchy. From Sunday Morning, 10:10 am on 18 December 2016 Radio NZ – http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201828163/robert-jensen-t he-end-of-patriarchy
Smart Talk at the Aukland Museum Mana Wahine – radio NZ- The intricacies of feminism in New Zealand -http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/smarttalk/audio/201812162/late-at-the-museum-hemana-he-wahine
Debbie Stoller: feminism and knitting – http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201812954/debbie-stoller -feminism-and-knitting
In the Driving Seat – Not that long ago, women held all of the top-ranking positions in NZ. In this episode of the Eyewitness podcast series, we discover that this is far from the case now – http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/eyewitness/audio/201830174/in-the-drivi ng-seat
Rachel Petero RISE2025 ambassador interview with Sina Wendt-Moore – an interview about the collective power of what women bring to the table. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rf7LomkBg
Feminist speeches & Ted talks to get you inspired This great feminist speech by Jan Logie to Parliament on the state of Women’s representation in our nation must not go unheard – https://www.facebook.com/MPJanLogie/videos/1774278852790225/
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Remarks to the Fourth Women’s Conference in Beijing, China. 1995 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXM4E23Efvk
Brilliant Speech- Former Australian PM Julia Gillard hits back at Tony Abbott’s call for Peter Slipper to be removed as Speaker, attacking Mr Abbott as a misogynist. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihd7ofrwQX0
Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqIotJrFVM
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc
Organizer Linda Sarsour’s Speech at Women’s March on Washington – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUWc4le60Ak
Everyday sexism: Laura Bates at TEDxCoventGardenWomen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhjsRjC6B8U
How online abuse of women has spiralled out of control | Ashley Judd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSf6nij-SdA
Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone — Men Included | Michael Kimmel- Ted Talks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n9IOH0NvyY
Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 – Official UN Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkjW9PZBRfk
A few great feminist causes you can donate to today through ‘givealittle’
-Eva’s dying wish: Support for sexual assault survivors “Hi, I’m Eva. I’m 16 years old & dying of cancer. In the time I have left I’m asking for your help to end sexual violence & support survivors” https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/evaswish
-The Aunties provide sustained support to a refuge in Auckland and also help bring joy and dignity to the lives of vulnerable people. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kapawhaea –
ALRANZ – A pro-choice organisation founded in 1971 to campaign for laws that allow all New Zealanders to make their own decisions on abortion https://givealittle.co.nz/org/alranz
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