Feminist Literature – Online journals – films – Podcasts.

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 theweavinghouse@gmail.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

ONLINE reads

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

On the Women’s March ‘Guiding Vision’ and its inclusion of Sex Workers

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.

Racism, feminism and the fashion industry  

August 18, 2018~ A talk with Leilani Moimosea and Katherine Lowe about racism, feminism and the fashion industry.

Are We There Yet? – A mum and daughter’s experience

August 10, 2018~ Emma Espiner and Colleen Smith – Are We There Yet? – A mum and daughter’s experience.

Sex work, activism, and growing up trans in New Zealand.

August 4, 2018 Annah Pickering, Nunu Davey, Damaris Coulter- Sex work, activism, and growing up trans in New Zealand.

Legal Issues- #metoo and NZ law firms

July 28, 2018 ~ A talk with Zoe Lawton and Hayden Wilson on #metoo and the NZ legal profession.

Power Moves 

July 20, 2018 ~ Talking image, power, and role models with Parris Goebel, Rosanna Raymond, and Karen Walker.

The Hard Part of the Conversation

July 12, 2018 ~ Jacinda Ardern and Mary McGee. ~ The Prime Minister and a former SHINE victim support advocate talk about leadership, feminism, domestic violence and
toxic masculinity.
This episode features pioneer in sexual health, Dame Margaret Sparrow, and abortion law reform advocate Terry Bellamak from ALRAN, in conversation with Amy Pearl of The Weaving House speaking about the much needed abortion law reform in NZ. Recorded LIVE from the Double Denim Headquarters in Wellington.


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.

An intuitive talk we all Women should all hear – Sacha McMeeking talks Indigenous Women & Leadership

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