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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Modern Library Classics)
Thorstein Veblen, Alan Wolfe
Are Women People? A Book Of Rhymes For Suffrage Times - Alice Duer Miller A slim collection of poems mocking common sexist thought and arguments. Pointed and hilarious, like an early Dorothy Parker. Each poem is accompanied by a quote of a recent legal decision or editorial that provides context for the piece--and they are so sexist that they're both laughable and terrifying. I originally found this through the Hairpin's review.

A personal favorite, which still seems a bit too applicable:
Chivalry:

It's treating a woman politely
As long as she isn't a fright:
It's guarding the girls who act rightly,
If you can be judge of what's right;
It's being—not just, but so pleasant;
It's tipping while wages are low;
It's making a beautiful present,
And failing to pay what you owe.