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Hood Feminism

Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot
Narrated by: Mikki Kendall
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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Bloomsbury presents Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, read by Mikki Kendall.

I'm a feminist. Mostly. 

I'm an asshole. Mostly.

All too often the focus of mainstream feminism is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.

Meeting basic needs is a feminist issue. Food insecurity, the living wage and access to education are feminist issues. The fight against racism, ableism and transmisogyny are all feminist issues.

White feminists often fail to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersect with gender. How can feminists stand in solidarity as a movement when there is a distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.

©2020 Mikki Kendall (P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Required reading for any feminist, Kendall explores why mainstream feminism neglects to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersects with gender with a clear-eyed assessment of how to fix it." (Evening Standard, The Best Books to Look Forward To in 2020)

"My wish is that every white woman who calls herself a feminist (as I do) will read this book in a state of hushed and humble respect. It’s long overdue that we drop our defenses, listen to her arguments carefully, and then change our entire way of thinking and behaving. Essential reading." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

"In Hood Feminism, author and activist Mikki Kendall looks at how feminism is neglecting marginalised communities, and what can be done to challenge and confront those inequalities from within the feminist movement." (Stylist, The 29 Best Non-Fiction Books Out in 2020)

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So many pearls

I loved how Mikki intertwined her lived experience in her take down of white feminism. She critiqued and challenged and I am here for it. He mihi aroha e te mareikura. Thank you for your wisdom and sharing Mikki.

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  • 18-04-2020

Very American.

Content was great. Wish I knew that this was just about the USA before reading though - as someone who isn’t American, doesn’t plan on visiting America and doesn’t know any Americans. I would like to read more about this topic in other countries.

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  • 04-07-2020

A must read!

This is not for those who do not enjoy introspection. This text forces you to confront your personal ideologies, preconceptions, and privileges, it demands you to consider those below you in every inch of decision making and when taking up the mantle of being a feminist. Whilst also reminding those privileged enough to see feminism as a political social choice that the women society chose to forgot saved themselves and will continue to meet their needs and do not need pity or a hand out. These women need to be centred, remembered and fought with, their needs need to be considered feminist needs, they need to be advocated and given the tools to build their communities. They need to be given the space to have an uncensored voice and this book is just the start. Thank you Mikki Kendall!

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  • 17-06-2020

Must Read

Incredible book. I loved listening and learning to Mikki. I hope some day this book will be on schools reading lists.

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  • 01-03-2020

O Mikki, You So Fine, You So Fine You Blow My Mind

In this slender volume, you will learn everything that you need to know about intersuctional feminism. Mikki draws heavily upon the works of the four pioneering black feminists Camille Paglia, Andrea Dworkin, Elizabeth Warren and Omarosa Magnicault, to make a valuable and important contribution to this valuable and important field of study.

The text is read by the author in a rich, chocolatey voice, which makes it easier to sleep through.