Hood Feminism

By Mikki Kendall,

Book cover of Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

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"One of the most important books of the current moment."-Time

"A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone."-Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More Wine

"A brutally candid and unobstructed portrait of mainstream white feminism." -Ibram X. Kendi, author…

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3 authors picked Hood Feminism as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Mikki Kendall’s account of what Black women and girls are up against in America left me angry and devastated. Her description of how Black girls are sexualized at shockingly young ages and how portraying them this way enables sexual abuse absolutely gutted me.

For me, this book was a powerful reminder of why no woman is safe in a culture that says you have to be viewed as respectable in order to be worthy of protection from violence.

Mikki Kendall's book deeply resonates with me. I'm personally moved by its call to action and its push for the recognition of unseen disparities within the feminist movement. I appreciate how it illuminates intersectionality and demands inclusivity, both of which I hold crucial in feminism.

This isn't just a book I read; it's a transformative piece that shifted my perspective, stirred my emotions, and inspired introspection about my own role in advocating for change. The personal impact it had on me, shaping my understanding and approach to feminism, is why I love this book so much

From Nadya's list on challenging perspectives.

As much as I like to poke fun to express the angst of fighting for equal rights with men, we can’t overlook the fact that so many women aren’t equal to other women. The title of this book refers to the fight for women of color to get basic necessities of access to food and shelter. Kendall combines her own personal struggle for health care with challenges of generations born into “the hood” where the struggle has always been real. In researching A Boob’s Life, I already knew that the suffragettes fought for civil rights long before they got…

From Leslie's list on put the fun in feminism.

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