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Author Kendall, Mikki, author.

Title Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Viking, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.42 K335h 2020    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  CB 305.42 KENDALL    ---  Available
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Description xviii, 267 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-267).
Contents Solidarity is still for white women -- Gun violence -- Hunger -- Of #FastTailedGirls and freedom -- It's raining patriarchy -- How to write about black women -- Pretty for a ... -- Black girls don't have eating disorders -- The fetishization of fierce -- The hood doesn't hate smart people -- Missing and murdered -- Fear and feminism -- Race, poverty, and politics -- Education -- Housing -- Reproductive justice, eugenics, and maternal mortality -- Parenting while marginalized -- Allies, anger, and accomplices.
Indexed In: Booklist, February 2020.
Kirkus Review, December 2019.
Summary "A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women"-- Provided by publisher.
"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? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed." -- Publisher's description
Audience Adult Follett School Solutions.
Subject African American women -- Social conditions.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Feminism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
African American women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799467
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
African American women.
Women -- United States.
Feminism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
ISBN 9780525560548 (hardcover)
0525560548 (hardcover)
9780525560555 (ebook)
Standard No. 99985636362

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