Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot (Paperback)Mikki Kendall (author)
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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
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 201 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'It is absolutely brilliant, I think every woman should read it.' - Pandora Sykes
'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
'In expertly tying the racial justice and feminist movements together, Kendall's is one of the most important books of the current moment' - Time
'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
'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
'This is the feminist intervention we have all been waiting for.' - Fatima Bhutto
'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
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“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.’
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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.
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