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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
I am IN LOVE with this book! I got the audiobook, then 3 chapters in I had to pick up the e-book so I could make notes (hence the headphones). This is definitely one I'll be revisiting several times!
Hood Feminism taught me so much about how to make my feminism more Intersectional. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of that. But y'all, there is SO. MUCH. MORE. While I understood any issue that impacts women to be a feminist issue, feminism looks different to different people. Context is needed because needs vary based on things like socioeconomic background, culture, race, gender identity and more.
👉🗨"As feminists we need to take critical, radical measures in listening to women in the poorest communities about what they want and need instead of projecting narratives of ignorance onto them. We must work to unlearn the harmful narratives we've been taught and that we created in response to white supremacy."
Ok. It's great I learned the things, but what am I going to DO with it? Hood Feminism restructured my brain on feminism, so I'm restructuring my fight. I've taken inventory of my giving and volunteer hours and am trying to diversify my impact to cover multiple causes often neglected by mainstream Feminism, including Hunger, Housing, Education etc.
👉🗨"'Why can't we give everyone else the same support and access?' That's the battle feminism should be fighting."
I understand not everyone has the privilege to donate to causes monthly, or spend time outside of their jobs working for free at another organization and that's totally okay! But my privilege let's me do this. So it becomes my responsibility to try as hard as I can to bring the fight to as many places as I can. With my money, my time, my voice and my vote
👉🗨"...if you have come to these spaces looking to take things away for your benefit instead of looking to contribute, then you're already doing it wrong."
Hood Feminism shows you how to go from self-proclaimed ally, to ally, to accomplice. And I am here for that journey!
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