Can We All Be Feminists?

Can We All Be Feminists?

New Writing From Brit Bennett, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and 15 Others on Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism

Book - 2018
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"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?, seventeen 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, galvanizing, and dazzlingly precocious nineteen-year-old feminist activist and writer June Eric-Udorie, this impassioned, thought-provoking collection showcases the marginalized women whose voices are so often drowned out and offers a vision for a new, comprehensive feminism that is truly for all"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
ISBN: 9780143132370
0143132377
9780525504351
Branch Call Number: 305.42 CAN
Characteristics: xxvii, 258 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Eric-Udorie, June 1998-- Editor

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Cornelius_CrystalE Oct 06, 2019

The title of this book sort of made me sigh but I'm really glad I picked it up. The essays, written by various young female authors, were challenging and insightful. The diverse voices really helped open my eyes to the different experiences and challenges of women living in different situations. If you're really ready to interrogate your own assumptions and level up your feminism, this book is a must-read!

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