Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall is an exploration of feminism focusing on the areas that are often overlooked: poverty, hunger, gun violence, murder, education to name a few. Hood Feminism focuses on the concept that mainstream feminism often overlooks the essential necessities in life that women need in order to live.
Named a Best Book of 2020 by Bustle and BBC
"In prose that is clean, crisp, and cutting, Kendall reveals how feminism has both failed to take into account populations too often excluded from the banner of feminism and failed to consider the breadth of issues affecting the daily lives of millions of women. . . . Throughout, Kendall thoughtfully and deliberately takes mainstream feminism to task . . . [but] if Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. For every case in which Kendall highlights problematic practices, she offers guidance for how we can all do better."
"Beautifully centers on the experience of women who face an actual battle on the front lines while mainstream feminists clamor for access to the officers' club."
--The Washington Post
"A searing indictment of . . . the modern feminist movement's failure to support marginalized women and to integrate issues of race, class and sexual orientation."
- Number of Pages: 288
- Genre: Social Science
- Sub-Genre: Feminism & Feminist Theory