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Can We All Be Feminists?

Seventeen Writers on Intersectionality, Identity and Finding the Right Way Forward for Feminism
Narrated by: full cast
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" (Bustle), edited by a remarkable and inspiring 19-year-old activist whom the BBC named one of 100 "inspirational and influential women" of 2016.

Why is it difficult for so many women to fully identify with the word feminist? How do our personal histories and identities affect our relationship to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important? Can a feminist movement that doesn't take other identities like race, religion, or socioeconomic class into account even be considered feminism? How can we make feminism more inclusive?

In Can We All Be Feminists?, 17 established and emerging writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, exploring what feminism means to them in the context of their other identities - from a hijab-wearing Muslim to a disability rights activist to a body-positive performance artist to a transgender journalist. Edited by the brilliant, galvanising, and dazzlingly precocious 19-year-old feminist activist and writer June Eric-Udorie, this impassioned, thought-provoking collection showcases the marginalised women whose voices are so often drowned out and offers a vision for a new, comprehensive feminism that is truly for all.

Including essays by Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O'Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane and Selina Thompson.

©2018 June Eric-Udorie (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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"Amid debates about the direction of the modern feminist movement, Can We All Be Feminists?, edited by June Eric-Udorie, presents new writing from 17 women on finding the right way forward, taking into account the intersections between different forms of prejudice." (Laura Bates, The Guardian)

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  • 07-02-2020

A great collection on privilege and intersectional

If you count yourself a feminist but haven't really examined your own privilege and how those affected by intersecting marginalisations compare then this brilliant collection really helps bring it into focus.