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Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. The intersectionality of culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class is often overlooked in mainstream feminism, leaving many women out of the conversation.
"Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot" is an essay collection by Mikki Kendall.
She argues that mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few.
That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title.
This is a great book to challenge your own understanding of feminism and see blind spots that your identity never had to face.