Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

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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?

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  • Thomas

    An engaging essay collection that I would recommend to those who want to learn more about intersectional feminism. Mikki Kendall does a great job of connecting feminism to topics such as the housing c...

  • Mina

    FOR YEARS YOUR PRIVILEGE HAS BEEN AN ENEMY TO MY RIGHT! YES YOU. CHECK. YOUR PRIVILEGE!This book is not meant to be pretty or pleasant. It says what it says and it will call you out on your bullshit!I...

  • emma

    This should be absolutely required reading. For everyone.Rarely in life do you find a work of nonfiction this short and this readable that is also so expansive, so all-encompassing, and so effective.I...

  • Jenna

    The best feminism book I've yet to readI haven't read a lot of books on feminism (14 on my shelf) so perhaps it's too soon to make the assertion this is the best. I can say though, that of the books I...

  • Krystal

    An intelligent, insightful read.It made me more aware of my own ignorance as a white female living in Australia - so many of these things I hadn't even considered - and it made me feel a little ashame...

  • Bookishrealm

    Do you the know the word intersectionality? Do you know the definition? Because if you don't I need you to read this book and even if you think you know what it means READ THIS BOOK. It's so easy to c...

  • Ariel [She Wants the Diction]

    This was a good book, but I had trouble finishing it. The reasons for that, however, are mostly personal. I'm a black feminist, and most of this book is focused on educating white feminists on issues ...

  • Brandice

    Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot is a much needed check for white women who claim to be feminist. ”Instead of a framework that focuses on helping women get basic needs met,...

  • Aoife - Bookish_Babbling

    Sometimes being a good ally is about opening the door for someone instead of insisting that your voice is the only one that matters....Sometimes solidarity is just that simple; step up, reach back and...

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    One of the biggest issues with mainstream feminist writing has been the way the idea of what constitutes a feminist issue is framed. We rarely talk about basic needs as a feminist issue. Food insec...