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Colonize This! by Daisy Hernandez
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Jul 02, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: race, post-colonialism, memoir, non-fiction, gender
Read in June, 2009

This book is a collection of women's essays on their personal experiences with sexism, racism, heteronormativity, patriarchy, exploitation and oppression--as well as stories of overcoming these pressures and finding voice. The essays are touching, poignant, poetic, and insightful, and come from a range of women--Indian, African-American, of mixed-heritage, of all religions and many nationalities, and so on. They show how sexism is only one axis of oppression that many women experience every day, that instead women's issues are really also race, gender, class issues as well. (i.e., what is typically referred to as "intersectionality" in critical theories of identity).

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