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

challenging informative reflective medium-paced


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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