Can We All Be Feminists?
New Writing From Brit Bennett, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and 15 Others on Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for FeminismBook - 2018
"The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read" ( Bustle) , edited by a feminist activist and writer who "calls to mind a young Audre Lorde" (Kirkus)
Why do some women struggle to identify as feminists, despite their commitment to gender equality? How do other aspects of our identities - such as race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and more - impact how we relate to feminism? Why is intersectionality so important?
In challenging, incisive, and fearless essays - all of which appear here for the first time - seventeen writers from diverse backgrounds wrestle with these questions, and more. A groundbreaking book that elevates underrepresented voices, Can We All Be Feminists? offers the tools and perspective we need to create a 21st century feminism that is truly for all.
Including essays by: Soofiya Andry, Gabrielle Bellot, Caitlin Cruz, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Brit Bennett, Evette Dionne, Aisha Gani, Afua Hirsch, Juliet Jacques, Wei Ming Kam, Mariya Karimjee, Eishar Kaur, Emer O'Toole, Frances Ryan, Zoé Samudzi, Charlotte Shane, and Selina Thompson
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This Women’s History Month, let’s get intersectional! in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty /ˌin(t)ərsekSHəˈnalədē/ noun What happens when forms of discrimination combine, overlap, and intersect Merriam-Webster marked intersectionality as a “word we’re watching” in 2017, but the term was coined thirty years ago by Kimberlé Crenshaw, law professor and social theorist. "Intersectionality is a lens through… (more)
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LPL_KateG Mar 12, 2019
Feminism has not taken an intersectional approach throughout its history, leaving many women uncomfortable with - or even disdainful of - the label. This anthology asks bold questions about how feminists can do better in the future for the good of all.