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This Bridge Called My Back by Cherríe L. Moraga
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Nov 19, 2007

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This Bridge Called My Back is an (sort of) essential anthology to understand where feminism is today; because of its importance, I rated the book much higher than I actually felt about the it. I'm not a fan of most poetry, and the pieces in the book did not change my inclinations. Also, the book is mostly reactionary to the racism in the second wave. The contributors are great in calling out middle class white women's poor (or non-existent) racial analysis, but many fail to recognize that not all white women in the feminist movement are middle class. Also, many authors lump all men as heterosexuals, all but one fail to recognize people with disabilities, and none recognize trans folks. For an anthology that's mostly about what's wrong with feminist movements and where they should go, the authors rend lots of people invisible.

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