A review by themorganrae
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall


I wanted to understand intersectionality more since I recently wrote a research paper on the feminist perspective on maternity leave. From writing my paper, I realized why certain aspects of intersectionality are appealing and sometimes outright good, such as including women of color in the right to vote or accommodating for women with disabilities. However, the postmodern ideology of gender not being rooted in biological sex has led to dangerous consequences; and feminists like this author never acknowledge the clear evidence in the negative physical and mental heath impact of hormone blockers and “gender affirming” surgeries. I assert that a true feminist would care about the truth in order to protect women’s well-being and the safety of women’s spaces.