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Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

Mikki Kendall



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03 March 2020
Social & cultural history; Social & political philosophy; Society & Social Sciences; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women
'It is absolutely brilliant, I think every woman should read it' PANDORA SYKES, THE HIGH LOW 'My wish is that every white woman who calls herself a feminist will read this book in a state of hushed and humble respect ... Essential reading' ELIZABETH GILBERT I'm a feminist. Mostly. I'm an asshole. Mostly.

All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.

Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist issues. The fight against racism, ableism and transmisogyny are all feminist issues.

White feminists often fail to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersect with gender. How can feminists stand in solidarity as a movement when there is a distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.
By:   Mikki Kendall
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9781526622716
ISBN 10:   1526622718
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker and blogger whose work has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, TIME and elsewhere. She has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on BBC Women's Hour, NPR's Tell Me More, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post and Huffington Post Live. In 2019, she appeared in the documentary Surviving R Kelly. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.

Reviews for Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

It is absolutely brilliant, I think every woman should read it. -- Pandora Sykes * The High Low * Every white lady should have this book assigned to them before they can talk about feminism. -- Linda Tirado This book is an act of fierce love and advocacy, and it is urgently necessary. -- Samantha Irby

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