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Hood feminism: notes from the women that a movement forgot

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A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 "If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR "A rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone."--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More Wine A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminism Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord, and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.
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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Social conditions
Feminism -- United States
United States -- Race relations
Women -- United States -- Social conditions
title_displayHood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot
title_fullHood Feminism Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Hood Feminism Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot
Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall
title_shortHood feminism
title_subnotes from the women that a movement forgot
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African American women
Feminism
Nonfiction
Politics
Race relations
Social conditions
Sociology
Women