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 discuss meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food security, access to quality education, safe neighbourhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, the focus is not on basic survival for the many; instead, it is on increasing privilege for the few. 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 district likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In this potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement, Mikki Kendall draws 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 is a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed. 
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