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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Digital Audiobook (9/24/2018)
“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
Praise For 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…
“Can We All Be Feminists? reminds us just how often feminists have failed to listen. . . . [and] how feminism has not been listened to.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“A must-have for every feminist bookshelf.”
“Thoughtful and incisive analyses written in masterfully beautiful prose . . . Can We All Be Feminists? is a superb collection, and a stirring call for an intersectional feminism at a time when it is more urgently needed than ever before.”
“Convincingly argues why intersectional feminism should replace the current feminism . . . This is what feminism should look like.”
“In an eloquent and searing introduction, debut editor Eric-Udorie . . . calls to mind a young Audre Lorde, and her anthology feels like a 21st-century version of This Bridge Called My Back.”
“Engrossing . . . not just a key read but a mandatory one.”
“June Eric-Udorie is a powerhouse . . . who has assembled a stellar lineup of writers, putting a bold challenge to the idea of a unified feminism.”
Praise for June Eric-Udorie
“The intersectional feminist anthology we all need to read. . . . When June Eric-Udorie speaks up — it's time to listen.”
“If you aren't already familiar with the writing of June Eric-Udorie, prepare to be blown away.”
“June is a passionate feminist activist [and] a powerful new voice in the blogosphere.”
“An incredible young female activist.”
—Elle (U.K.), “Meet ELLE's Female Activist of the Year: June Eric-Udorie”
Penguin Books, 9780143132370, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2018