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

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"As timely as it is well-written, this clear-eyed collection is just what I need right now." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming

"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
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
ISBN: 9780143132370
0143132377
Branch Call Number: 305.42 CAN WE A
Characteristics: xxvii, 258 pages ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eric-Udorie, June 1998-- Editor

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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.


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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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