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 / edited by June Eric-Udorie.

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  • Author(s): Eric-Udorie, June, 1998-, editor
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
  • Publication Date:
    2018
  • Physical Description:
    xxvii, 258 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      No wave feminism / by Charlotte Shane -- Unapologetic / by Nicole Dennis-Benn -- Fat demands / by Selina Thompson -- Borderlands / by Gabrielle Bellot -- Intersectionality and the black lives matter movement / by Evette Dionne -- No disabled access / by Frances Ryan -- A hundred small rebellions / by Eishar Brar -- Ends, means, and subterfuge in feminist activism / by Emer O'Toole -- Afro-diasporic feminism and a freedom in fluidity / by Zoé Samudzi -- Representation as a feminist act / by Aisha Gani -- In search of gender troublemakers / by Juliet Jacques -- Body and blood / by Brit Bennett -- Loving two things at once : on bisexuality, feminism, and Catholicism / by Caitlin Cruz -- Imperial feminism / by Afua Hirsch -- The machinery of disbelief / by Wei Ming Kam -- Brown on the outside / by Mariya Karimjee -- Deviant bodies / by Soofiya Andry.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9780143132370
      0143132377
    • Accession Number:
      2018018203
    • Accession Number:
      on1048657477
      1048657477
    • Accession Number:
      fay.584800
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ERIC-UDORIE, J. 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. [s. l.]: Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. ISBN 9780143132370. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Eric-Udorie J. 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Eric-Udorie, J. (2018). 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Eric-Udorie, June. 2018. 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800.
    • Harvard:
      Eric-Udorie, J. (2018) 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800 (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Eric-Udorie, J 2018, 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, Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Eric-Udorie, June. 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Eric-Udorie, June. 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. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Eric-Udorie J. 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 [Internet]. Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584800

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

Each of the essays in this collection, compiled by UK writer Eric-Udorie, address from different perspectives the challenges of identifying as feminist in light of intersectional struggles within a community. Eric-Udorie's introduction stresses the importance of intersectionality from a theoretical viewpoint. Interestingly, each piece to follow offers a testament to the idea that focus is appropriate, as each writer spotlights a particular issue of intersection. Writings in a variety of styles make the book useful for both scholars and general readers. Topics range from race to religion to disability and beyond. Poverty, however, is absent from the discussion. Standouts include work from Nicole Dennis-Benn, Evette Dionne, Brit Bennett, and Mariya Karimjee. The final essay discusses the plurality of feminism, citing novelist Roxane Gay to point out that not everyone's feminism is the same, which helps to acknowledge the flaw in Eric-Udorie's argument for a broad approach. VERDICT This anthology works excellently as a response to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists as it marks how feminism has historically excluded and alienated various groups while suggesting inclusive ways forward.—Abby Hargreaves, Dist. of Columbia P.L.

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