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4.75

A fantastic book on a complex but necessary subject. I learnt a lot from this book and it made me reflect on how I can be a better accomplice to marginalized women. The book was mostly accessible but my only gripe is that I sometimes found the writing style hard to understand, not sure if that's the result of how complicated the subject is or the way it was edited. Otherwise, an amazing book that everyone should read.

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informative medium-paced

3.75


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toffishay's review

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4.25

Mikki Kendall is a really engaging writer. She makes these difficult topics more accessible by relating them to her experiences, those of people who she knows, and making the connections between seemingly isolated ideas. Everything is interconnected and by finding that tissue, we can better work to dismantle the systems that harm us. There are also powerful calls to action for white feminists who can be more in community with BIPOC women.

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onlyonebookshelf's review

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challenging emotional informative inspiring medium-paced

5.0


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shaipanda's review

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informative medium-paced

4.5

I don’t think I’ve read a non fiction book that wasn’t for school in years but this was an incredibly important read and despite it taking me a few months to get through Im glad I got around to reading and finishing it 
Covers a lot of really important topics - some of which I’d thought about before but many I also hadn’t at least not in the depth that they require
really important read ** 

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4.0

At times I found the book a bit meandering and more hard to follow (but I recognize that it is mostly on me and my lacking of knowledge/expertise). For example, some of the references flew right over my head, given that they are mostly based on USA's history, society and culture/media and that I am not 100% familiar with them. 

What I appreciated the most was the intersectionality, the broad focus on all aspects of social justice relating to race, class, gender and sexuality. 

Without a doubt it was an important and eye-opening reading experience, that really made me understand the necessity to keep learning and trying to translate what I learn into effective action and behaviour.


Real feminism (if such a thing can be defined) isn't going to be found in replicating racist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, or classit norms. But we are all human, all flawed in our ways, and perhaps most important, none of us are immune to the environment  that surrounds us. We are part of the society that 
we are fighting to change, and we cannot absolve ourselves of our role in it. 

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lxghtacademia's review

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emotional informative reflective medium-paced

3.75


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lovelymisanthrope's review

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5.0

This is a very humbling and eye-opening novel about feminism, specifically through minority women's perspectives. It is from a position of privilege that people do not have to acknowledge that women, especially minority women, have to demand to be treated with respect and equality. I felt like this novel was overall very well researched and such an enlightening read. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. 

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aqtbenz's review

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challenging informative medium-paced

4.0


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challenging informative reflective medium-paced

4.0


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