Reviews tagging 'Forced institutionalization'
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall
tilo's review against another edition
There wery many observations, ideas, and suggestions in this book that I found helpful for my own mindset, even when they might not have been completely new to me. It is important to note that this book does require you to be familiar with feminism, otherwise it is not as accessible. This is due to the fact that Kendall directs her words mainly to white mainstream feminists. I think anyone who considers themself a feminist should look into the ideas of this work and reflect upon them.
Minor: Ableism, Abortion, Addiction, Body shaming, Bullying, Colonisation, Cultural appropriation, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Forced institutionalization, Grief, Hate crime, Gun violence, Homophobia, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Police brutality, Physical abuse, Racism, Xenophobia, Violence, Transphobia, Toxic relationship, Suicidal thoughts, Slavery, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexism, Rape, Pregnancy, Murder, Medical trauma, and Mental illness
Graphic: Ableism, Abortion, Addiction, Adult/minor relationship, Alcoholism, Body shaming, Bullying, Child abuse, Chronic illness, Death, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Drug use, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Forced institutionalization, Grief, Gun violence, Hate crime, Homophobia, Infertility, Medical content, Medical trauma, Mental illness, Miscarriage, Murder, Panic attacks/disorders, Physical abuse, Police brutality, Pregnancy, Racial slurs, Racism, Sexism, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Toxic relationship, and Violence
Graphic: Racism, Misogyny, Hate crime, and Sexism
Moderate: Abortion, Addiction, Police brutality, Miscarriage, Mental illness, Homophobia, Gun violence, Emotional abuse, Eating disorder, Drug use, Drug abuse, and Domestic abuse
Minor: Transphobia, Trafficking, Toxic relationship, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, Pregnancy, and Forced institutionalization
It was a weird read for me as a first gen immigrant college student that spent most of her life in a part of the world with very different race dynamics. Technically I am white in the US so I felt like a lot of the anger was directed at me even though I haven't really had the time or power to have an impact on US power systems. But I think that's my own desire to be liked by everyone, and I just need to get over it. Anyway, kind of ties into the fact that you have to read this book prepared to put your own emotional issues aside and just listen to an angry Black woman tell you how the systems are broken. I still learned a lot and I really recommend the book.
I always feel conflicted about rating books highlighting minority issues. On the one hand, I want this book to have more exposure because I think it could kindle new thoughts and actions in white feminists. On the other, I don't really feel qualified to judge the book because I'm not part of most of these minorities. This wasn't my favorite read of all time. But I think it's an important book to spotlight because it doesn't make you feel like just by reading it you've become a better person, it demands action. And I think that's a really important part of the conversation we're continuing to have.
Graphic: Racism, Sexism, and Misogyny
Minor: Alcoholism, Child abuse, Drug abuse, Drug use, Eating disorder, Forced institutionalization, Gun violence, Hate crime, Xenophobia, Toxic relationship, Slavery, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, Rape, Police brutality, Homophobia, and Domestic abuseExamples aren't graphic but they are discussed in the context of the author's life and of issues Black girls and women experience.