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Women in Classical Music: Take Action

There are many ways to promote women in music! Below are just a few of the many ways to participate in this work.

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Equalize the Classroom

Work against the dominance of male narratives and practices by amplifying those of women in the classroom.


Books in the Harrison Libraries (selections)

Explore Feminist Resources

Feminist Books in the Libraries (selections)

The Second Sex

An essential masterwork in feminism. A powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness.

Down Girl

An analysis of what misogyny really is, how it works, its purpose, and how to fight it.

Whipping Girl

A transsexual woman and professional biologist shares her experiences to reveal how fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our attitudes toward gender and sexuality.

The Beauty Myth

Also available online.
Exposes the relentless cult of female beauty as a political weapon against women's recent advances, undermining the material freedoms feminism has achieved.

Living a Feminist Life

Also available online.
Shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, and supplies practical tools for how to live a feminist life.

The Genius of Women

Explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system, and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway.

The End of Men

Concludes that women are now the dominant sex, and reveals how this is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society.

Full Frontal Feminism

Smart-ass feminist messages about pop culture, health, reproductive rights, violence, education, relationships, and more.

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