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Ms. magazine columnist Hernandez and former Muslim poet Rehman, both feminist activists, have assembled a broad collection of essays by young women writers, academics, and activists from a range of cultures and sexual orientations. A few essays have a very specialized focus, describing such experiences as a Chicana with HIV and a Native American woman participating in the typically male War Dance ceremony. More often the contributors look more generally at their lives and families and consider how these experiences have influenced their understanding of feminism. Several writers critique "white, middle class feminism" for failing to take into account the impact of classism and racism on women of color. One essay discusses the impact of gentrification on poor, single mothers; another tells of the author's immigrant mother turning to sex work to support her daughters. Cultural and religious customs are discussed by a Nigerian woman who comes to the United States for college and by an Indian American woman who is expected to pursue an arranged marriage. These are very personal, interesting, and readable essays. Recommended for large public and academic libraries. JDebra Moore, Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA
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Daisey Hernandez and Bushra Rehman, self-described as a "Catholic Cuban-Colombian girl from New Jersey" and a "Pakistani Muslim girl from Queens," offer various perspectives--their own and others--of life lived as young feminists of color, exploring commonalities and cultural differences and examining macho cultures and American capitalism. The collection takes its title from an essay by Cristina Tzintzun, whose Mexican mother and white father personified the colonial experience. The essays explore four major themes: family and community; mothers; cultural customs; and talking back to white feminists, men, mothers, liberals, and others. These women express a more radical, racialized feminism that broadens the movement beyond its early incarnation. Vanessa Bush
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Amazing book for young woc who feel they do not belong because of reasons like sexuality & culture. Shows the struggles in a white feminist world!!Published 1 month ago by Amanda
It is so beautiful! It arrived before its due date. Looks and reads great! It was an awesome gift for the grandparents. I will recommend this site to everyone!Published 19 months ago by Katie L. Norris
Great stories, great writing, great everything. My only issue is nothing. Seriously. This book is really, really great.
You will feel sad and uplifted at the same time.
Such a great book to learn from. I really suggest this be required reading in high school. Everyone shot relate, hear, understand, learn from this book.Published on August 8, 2013 by Megan
Bought this on the recommendation of a friend who read this as part of a women studies course. Good reading - interesting stories.Published on February 26, 2013 by RNRemie
I went to the library to check this one out after reading one of her articles on the internet attacking white people. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Joseph
I would suggest that those who have rated this book poorly may want to start with "Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America"Published on December 1, 2010 by lesmom
I guess the book should really have been called "Whites not Allowed"? Where is the book "White Women on Today's Feminism"?Published on November 19, 2010 by Deckard
"Colonize This!" is a thought-provoking, important Third Wave feminist youth of color reader powerfully documenting the myriad ways that the politics of gender, race, class,... Read morePublished on April 20, 2006 by wildflowerboy