Reviews tagging 'Xenophobia'
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
Minor: Ableism, Abortion, Addiction, Body shaming, Death, Domestic abuse, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Fatphobia, Gun violence, Hate crime, Medical content, Mental illness, Misogyny, Racism, Sexism, Sexual assault, Violence, and Xenophobia
Graphic: Racism, Sexual violence, Ableism, Body shaming, Domestic abuse, Eating disorder, Misogyny, Police brutality, Sexism, Toxic relationship, and Transphobia
Moderate: Abortion, Fatphobia, and Xenophobia
Minor: Death and Miscarriage
Moderate: Ableism, Abortion, Addiction, Bullying, Death, Death of parent, Domestic abuse, Drug use, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Grief, Gun violence, Hate crime, Homophobia, Infertility, Infidelity, Islamophobia, Mental illness, Miscarriage, Murder, Misogyny, Panic attacks/disorders, Physical abuse, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Rape, Religious bigotry, Sexism, Sexual assault, Slavery, Toxic relationship, Transphobia, Violence, and Xenophobia
turtledoingyogagmailcom's review against another edition
Minor: Child abuse, Domestic abuse, Eating disorder, Emotional abuse, Gun violence, Hate crime, Mass/school shootings, Medical trauma, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Pedophilia, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Toxic relationship, Trafficking, Violence, and Xenophobia
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.
Graphic: Gun violence and Racism
Moderate: Ableism, Bullying, Domestic abuse, Eating disorder, Mass/school shootings, Medical content, Medical trauma, Miscarriage, Misogyny, Police brutality, Rape, Sexism, and Xenophobia
Minor: Cancer, Child death, Death, and Homophobia
What I enjoyed so much about this book is it forces us to challenge not only white feminism and white s*premacy, but to ask ourselves what is actually being centered in feminism altogether, especially to those who consider ourselves allies not just to women who look like us. This book helps us all learn about how white s*premacy, cissexism, classism, and other isms have seeped into every aspect of women's lives (cis, trans, gnc), aspects we do not necessarily consider feminist because some of the most sensationalized feminist topics include abortion, sexual objectification, or gender roles. Instead, or rather more fiercely, we need to address, discuss, and combat issues of survival for ALL women such as gun violence, poverty and a lack of quality healthcare.
This book is for everyone also who thinks that just because we aren't Karens, that we can't embody some characteristics of Karens in feminism.
Minor: Racial slurs, Suicide, Violence, and Xenophobia