Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
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 ...more
One of the biggest issues with mainstream feminist writing has been the way the idea of what constitutes a feminist issue is framed. We rarely talk about basic needs as a feminist issue. Food insecurity and access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. Instead of a framework that focuses on helping women get basic needs met, all too often the focus is not on survival but on increasing privilege. For a movement that is meant to...more
This book is important. Its not always pleasant. It calls you on your shit. But more people should read it. It serves as a reminder that feminist issues include things like food insecurity, access to quality education, a living wage, and medical care. The book discusses how gun violence, mental health, education, and poverty are all feminist issues and frames them as racial and socio-economic ...more
I enjoyed Hood Feminism, but I didnt find it as inspiring as ...more
Mikki Kendall brings an entirely different and refreshing dynamic to intersectional feminism. In this series of essays, she sheds light on the ...more
This book is a series of essays on feminism and its many intersections, from Chicago writer (and veteran, and wife, and mom, and academic, and Twitter pugilist) Mikki Kendall.
It covers poverty, intimate partner violence, education, reproductive justice, respectability politics, classism, sexual harassment and rape culture, and loads of other terribly important and relevant topics. She's often tagged as "mean" by critics, but she's really ...more
Privilege not only blinds you to oppression, it blinds you to your own ignorance even when you notice the oppression.
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall is an exploration of feminism focusing on the areas that are often overlooked: poverty, hunger, gun violence, murder, education to name a few. Hood Feminism focuses on the concept that mainstream feminism often overlooks the essential necessities in life that women need in order to live. She calls out how often we focus on feminism ...more
Its nothing new that when we talk about mainstream feminism and see who are represented as feminist icons in the media, the image we are shown mostly is that of a cis white educated woman, and all the women of marginalized groups who are working tirelessly for their ...more
Kendall makes it clear why ...more
This book is a good primer for everyone who asks themself how inclusive their feminism is. Kendall puts a focus on topics which are often disregarded, appropriated, or dismissed in mainstream (white) feminism. She writes about housing and food as feminist issues, allyship, how real reproductive justice could look like (and why it's important to take a clear stance against eugenics in pro-choice activism), the hypersexualisation of Black girls, gentrification, etc.
"There's an element of ...more
---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ----
Dnf p. 140. Well, someone has to give the 1st unpopular 1-star review. *sigh.* I guess that'll be me, then.
Will have to come back & review when I can more clearly articulate what is so wrong with this. Obviously I don't recommend it. If you've a science background, or any familiarity with recent social history (esp. w/ a legal bent) the problems here will become obvious in the reading without your even having to look into...more
For all my Progressive friends this is a reminder to read "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism." See why Robin Diangelo (Forward by Michael Eric Dyson) thinks White Progressives do more harm, to Blacks, than any ...more
4: No woman has to be respectable to be valuable.
120: Discussing how black girls dont have eating disorders. Similar point made in Mean about Latinas.
142: I know now that the seeds of my family were from across the water, and my roots are here in America... I will never know the cultures that birthed them or their ...more
We know in the abstract that poverty is a feminist issue. Indeed, we think of it as a feminist issue -for other countries- and that we are in a place where bootstraps and grit can be enough to get anyone who wants it bad enough out of ...more