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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, by bell hooks

bookishbritney's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective sad slow-paced

4.75

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an exploration of how sexism is inextricably tied to racism, while oftentimes overshadowed by it in crucially disempowering moments in history for black women. bell hooks is an icon, thank you for everything you’ve done ❤️

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informative slow-paced

svargs's review against another edition

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challenging informative reflective medium-paced

5.0

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challenging informative inspiring medium-paced

4.5

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5.0

Wow, wow et wow! Quel ouvrage instructif et complet sur l'intersection entre l'ethnicité, le genre et la classe sociale. J'ai adoré la section s'attardant aux causes de l'exclusion des femmes noires du mouvement féministe. J'ai pu saisir comment la récupération de l'idéologie féministe dans une perspective de permettre aux femmes (souvent blanches et issues de la classe moyenne/aisée) d'accéder aux structures du pouvoir desquelles elles sont exclues par la patriarchie ne fait que reproduire l'exclusion et les inégalités causées par le racisme, le sexisme, le capitalisme et l'impérialisme.

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dark emotional informative inspiring reflective tense medium-paced

5.0

5 stars

This is one of the most important books I’ve ever read & should be required reading for everyone. 

A heart wrenching and honest perspective on the continuing oppression of black women. hooks’ criticism of white feminism, white supremacy & the patriarchy is so well researched & presented in this book. the writing is incredibly readable, thought-provoking & informative. 

an in-depth look at the intersection of racism, capitalism, classism & imperialism. though it can be a bit redundant at times, and obviously some facts are dated as this book was written 40 years ago, for the most part it holds true. 

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ethelglz's review against another edition

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informative inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0

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informative reflective slow-paced

4.5

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4.0

8/10