Nine out of 10 times, people who are hesitant to label themselves as a feminist don’t know the true definition of feminism—which, to put it simply, is the belief in the equality of men and women. (No, not being angry at men all the time!) The perfect reason why we should all be feminists (for more on that, see the book of the same name, below). The next time it feels like we’re at a standstill on our progress towards women’s rights, look to these 11 feminist texts for inspiration—and, more importantly, a powerful reminder that we’re in this together.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.