Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Paperback)
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Paperback)
zoom

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Paperback)

(author)
4 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 23/02/2021
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

A bold, brave and insightful book about how the multiplicity of twenty-first century narratives intersect and conflict, Hood Feminism argues that feminism is in danger of losing its way if it does not embrace wider issues of race, gender and class. Deploying provocative arguments and reaching controversial conclusions, Kendall’s incendiary volume is an urgently needed modern manifesto.

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526622709
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 201 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Required reading for any feminist, Kendall explores why mainstream feminism neglects to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersects with gender with a clear-eyed assessment of how to fix it - Evening Standard, The best books to look forward to in 2020

In expertly tying the racial justice and feminist movements together, Kendall’s is one of the most important books of the current moment - Time, 100 Must Read Books of 2020

My wish is that every white woman who calls herself a feminist (as I do) will read this book in a state of hushed and humble respect ... It’s long overdue that we drop our defenses, listen to her arguments carefully, and then change our entire way of thinking and behaving ... Essential reading - Elizabeth Gilbert

In Hood Feminism, author and activist Mikki Kendall looks at how feminism is neglecting marginalised communities, and what can be done to challenge and confront those inequalities from within the feminist movement - Stylist, The 29 best non-fiction books out in 2020

Poignant and page-turning ... Marks Kendall as an original addition to the black feminist canon - AnOther

Blistering ... A fresh new and necessary Black voice in feminist literature - Refinery29

It is absolutely brilliant, I think every woman should read it. - Pandora Sykes, The High Low

A searing indictment of feminism, how to modernise it, and ultimately how to save it. - Cosmopolitan

Compelling and timely ... A searing indictment of feminism, how to modernise it and ultimately, how to save it. - Cosmopolitan, Books by black and POC authors you’ll be reading in 2020

This is the feminist intervention we have all been waiting for. - Fatima Bhutto

This book is an act of fierce love and advocacy, and it is urgently necessary - Samantha Irby

Every white lady should have this book assigned to them before they can talk about feminism. - Linda Tirado

Mikki’s book is a rousing call to action for today’s feminists. It should be required reading for everyone - Gabrielle Union

Mikki Kendall tells it like it is, and this is why she has long been a must-read writer for me: incisive, clear-eyed, and rightly willing to challenge readers when necessary. Her exploration of how feminists’ fight for liberation has too often left poor people, Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color behind is critical reading for anyone who is or wants to be involved in work addressing complex and longstanding inequalities - Nicole Chung

Mikki has been writing for years about protection, "problem children", the limits and the usefulness of different kinds of anger, and the way sisterhood can be wielded as a demand. She’s here for her community, and this book has everything to do with expanding access to it - Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Mikki Kendall has established herself as an important voice in current feminist discourse, and Hood Feminism cements that place. With a compelling, forceful piece, Kendall has written the missive that feminists - especially white feminists - need to remember the racist history of who we are as a movement and to move forward with an intersectional and deliberately anti-racist focus - Dianna Anderson

A critical feminist text that interrogates the failings of the mainstream feminist movement and gives us the necessary expertise of Black women. Kendall skillfully illuminates the many intersections of identity and shows us the beauty and power of anger - Erika L. Sanchez

Kendall offers a fresh voice in black feminism. She argues that mainstream feminism focuses on increasing privilege for the few rather than ensuring the basic needs – food security, education, safety, medical care, a living wage – needed by the many. - Suitcase, Your Reading List For 2020

You may also be interested in...

Eve
Added to basket
Eve
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Who's Afraid of Gender?
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.99
Hardback
In Her Nature
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Women in Intelligence
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Wanderers
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Our Best Behaviour
Added to basket
Invisible Women
Added to basket
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
The Authority Gap
Added to basket
Normal Women
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
What It Takes
Added to basket
£22.00   £18.99
Hardback
The Madness of Crowds
Added to basket
Time to Think
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Fix the System, Not the Women
Added to basket
The Second Sex
Added to basket

“A vital tool for dismantling ineffective feminism”

‘The fundamental problem with white feminism has always been that it refuses to admit that the primary goal is shifting power to white women and no one else.’

This sums up Kendall’s main focus in Hood Feminism:... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 62

“Very real.”

I feel everyone needs to read this book, it’s very heart breaking but it’s the harsh reality of how life has been and still is.

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 10

“Feminism benefits everyone regardless of gender.”

Very insightful book and everyone should read it. Feminism can really improve your health, happiness and relationships. Feminism is for everyone and can really help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Feminism isn’t... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: