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- Bergoffen, D., Gilbert, P. R., Harvey, T., & McNeely, C. L. (Eds.). (2011). Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights. New York: Routledge.
- Flexner, E., & Fitzpatrick, E. (1996). Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States (enlarged ed.). Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.
- Kristof, N. D., & WuDunn, S. (2009). Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- McClain, L. C., & Grossman, J. L. (Eds.). (2012). Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- McMillen, S. G. (2008). Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Rosen, R. (2000). The World Split Open: How the Women's Movement Changed America. New York: Viking.
- Strebeigh, F. (2009). Equal: Women Reshape American Law. New York: W.W. Norton.
- Tiefenbrun, S. W. (2012). Women's International and Comparative Human Rights. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
- Worden, M. (Ed.). (2012). The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights. New York: Seven Stories Press.
- Bluhm, R., Jacobson, A. J., & Maibom, H. L. (Eds.). (2012). Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Cochrane, K. (Ed.). (2010). Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism. London: Guardian Books.
- Code, L. (Ed.). (2000). Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. New York: Routledge.
- Dicker, R. (2008). A History of U.S. Feminisms. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.
- Donovan, J. (2012). Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions (4th ed.). New York: Continuum.
- Gajjala, R., & Oh, Y. J. (Eds.). (2012). Cyberfeminism 2.0. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
- Harnois, C. E.. (2012). Feminist Measures in Survey Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- hooks, b. (Ed.). (2000). Feminist Theory, From Margin to Center (2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: South End Press.
- Kunin, M. M. (2012). The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing.
- Pratt, G., & Rosner, V. (Eds.). (2012). The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time New York: Columbia University Press.
- Reger, J. (2012). Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States New York: Oxford University Press.
- Tong, R. (2009). Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (3rd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Violence Toward Women
- Goodman, L. A., & Epstein, D. (2008). Listening to Battered Women: A Survivor-Centered Approach to Advocacy, Mental Health, and Justice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Henry, N. (2011). War and Rape: Law, Memory and Justice. New York: Routledge.
- Meloy, M. L., & Miller, S. L. (2011). The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Monckton-Smith, J. (2012). Murder, Gender and the Media: Narratives of Dangerous Love. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- O'Leary, K. D., & Maiuro, r. d. (Eds.). (2001). Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
- Paludi, M. A., & Denmark, F. L. (Eds.). (2010). Victims of Sexual Assault and Abuse: Resources and Responses for Individuals and Families. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Schwartz, M. D., & DeKeseredy, W. S. (1997). Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Terry, K. J. (2013). Sexual Offenses and Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Policy (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Publishing.
- Ullman, S. E. (2010). Talking About Sexual Assault: Society's Response to Survivors. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Warshaw, R. (1988). I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape. New York: Harper & Row.
Pornography and Objectification
- Bronstein, C. (2011). Battling Pornography: The American Feminist Anti-Pornography Movement, 1976-1986. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Brooks, G. R. (1995). The Centerfold Syndrome: How Men Can Overcome Objectification and Achieve Intimacy with Women. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
- Cohen, C. B., Wilk, R., & Stoeltje, B. (1996). (Eds.). Beauty Queens on the Global Stage: Gender, Contests, and Power. New York: Routledge.
- Cornell, D. (Ed.). (2002). Feminism and Pornography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Griffin, S. (1982). Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature. New York: Harper & Row.
- Stan, A. M. (Ed.). (1995). Debating Sexual Correctness: Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Date Rape and the Politics of Sexual Equality. New York: Delta.
- Tankard Reist, M., & Bray, A. (Eds.). (2011). Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry. North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press.
- Walter, N. (2010). Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism. London: Virago.
- Wolf, N. (2002). The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. New York: Perennial.
Prostitution and Trafficking in Women
- Bales, K. (2004). Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- Brysk, A., & Choi-Fitzpatrick, A. (Eds.). (2012). From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Chin, K., & Finckenauer, J. O. (2012). Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking. New York: New York University Press.
- Davidson, J. O. (1998). Prostitution, Power and Freedom. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
- Gubbins, K. A. (2012). The Global Sex Trade: Economics, Policy and the State. London, UK: Pluto Press.
- Kempadoo, K., Sanghera, J., & Pattanaik, B. (Eds.). (2012). Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
- Lloyd, R. (2011). Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir. New York: Harper Perennial.
- McCabe, K. A., & Manian S. (Eds.). (2010). Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Tanaki, Y. (2002). Japan's Comfort Women: The Military and Involuntary Prostitution During War and Occupation. New York: Routledge.
- Weitzer, R. (Ed.). (2010). Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry. (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
- Bingham, C., & Gansler, L. L. (2002). Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law. New York: Doubleday.
- England, D. C. (2012). The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: Nolo.
- Howard, L. G. (2007). The Sexual Harassment Handbook. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press.
- Kearl, H. (2010). Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women. Santa Barbara, CA: Praegar.
- Langelan, M. J. (1993). Back Off!: How to Confrount and Stop Sexual Harassment and Harassers. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Levy, A. C., & Paludi, M. A. (2002). Workplace Sexual Harassment. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Paludi, M. A. (Ed.). (1996). Sexual Harassment on College Campuses: Abusing the Ivory Tower. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
- Paludi, M. A., & Barickman, R. B. (1998). Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education: A Resource Manual for Prevention (2nd ed.). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
- Strauss, S. (2012). Sexual Harassment and Bullying: A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Barreto, M., Ryan, M. K., & Schmitt, M. T. (Eds.). (2009). The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Equality. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Berge, B. (1999). Action Research for Gender Equity. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.
- Ceci, S. J., & Williams, W. M. (Eds.). (2007). Why Aren't More Women in Science? Top Researchers Debate the Evidence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Iversen, T., & Rosenbluth, F. (2010). Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
- Lorber, J. (2011). Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lott, B. E., & Bullock, H. E. (Eds.). (2007). Psychology and Economic Injustice: Personal, Professional, and Political Intersections. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Mundy, L. (2012). The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love, and Family. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Valian, V. (1998). Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Watt, H. M. G., & Eccles, J. S. (Eds.). (2008). Gender and Occupational Outcomes: Longitudinal Assessment of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Chrisler, J. C. (Ed.). (2012). Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Chrisler, J. C., & McCreary, D. R. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology. New York: Springer.
- Harris-Perry, M. V. (2011). Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. New Haven: Yale University Press.
- Lerner, G. (Ed.). (1992). Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Vintage Books.
- Lichter, I. (2009). Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
- Menefee, S. (1981). Wives for Sale: An Ethnographic Study of British Popular Divorce. New York: St. Martin's Press.
- Paoletti, J. B. (2012). Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
- Rahman, A., & Toubia, N. (Eds.). (2000). Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide. New York: Zed Books.
- Shields, S.. (Eds.). (2000). Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide. New York: Zed Books.
- Unger, R. K. (Ed.). (2001). Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
| Magazines, E-Zines, Reports, and Digests:|
U.S. Government Reports on Violence Against Women
- Rand, M. R. (1997, August). Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments (special report NCJ 156921). Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Justice Department.
- Tjaden, P., & Thoennes, N. (2000, November). Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey (research report NCJ 183781). Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- United States Senate. (2000, February 22 and April 4). International Trafficking in Women and Children: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations (One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Intimate Partner Violence (reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Justice Department)
United Nations Reports on Gender and Women
| Reports, Essays, and Poetry:|
- American Psychological Association. (2008). Report of the APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. Washington, DC: Author.
- American Psychological Association. (2007). Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Washington, DC: Author.
- Dell-Amore, C. (2009, February 16). Bikinis make men see women as objects, scans confirm. National Geographic News.
- Fredrickson, B. L., Roberts, T., Noll, S. M., Quinn, D. M., & Twenge, J. M. (1998). That swimsuit becomes you: Sex differences in self-objectification, restrained eating, and math performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 269-284.
- Glick, P., & Fiske, S. T. (2001). An ambivalent alliance: Hostile and benevolent sexism as complementary justifications for gender inequality. American Psychologist, 56, 109-118.
- James, C. V., Salganicoff, A., Thomas, M., Ranji, U., Lillie-Blanton, M., & Wyn, R. (2009, June). Putting women's health care disparities on the map: Examining racial and ethnic disparities at the state level. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation.
- National Women's Law Center. (2009, October). Still nowhere to turn: Insurance companies treat women like a pre-existing condition. Washington, DC: Author.
- Piercy, M. (1976). Rape poem. In Living in the Open (p. 8). New York: Alfred Knopf.
- Shields, S. A. (Ed.). (2008). Intersectionality of social identities: A gender perspective. Special issue of Sex Roles, 59 (September). [Winner of the AWP Distinguished Publication Award for 2009]