A truly Catholic feminism must be an intersectional feminism, one that celebrates and fights for all women. But modern feminism has largely focused on white, middle and upper class women.This powerful book explores the nuances of more "common" feminist issues like body image and male-female dynamics, and less "common" ones like food insecurity and gun violence - all from a black feminist perspective. And it's incredible how much of this book align to Catholic Social Teaching. An absolutely essential introduction to intersectional feminism, you will never think of women's issues the same way again after reading this book. Discuss with the FemCatholic Community how we can better advocate for black women in the world, and in the Church, how we can build a truly intersectional feminism, and work in solidarity to celebrate and empower all women.
Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg, Mindy Edgington, Theresa Zoe and Samantha Povlock chat about the week 1 readings: Solidarity is Still for While Women, Gun Violence, Hunger, Of #FastTailedGirls and Freedom, and Accomplices.
Ogechi Akalegbere, Michelle Mowry-Willems, Victoria Mastrangelo and I chat about the week 2 readings: It's Raining Patriarchy, How to Write About Black Women, Pretty for a...., and Black Girls Don't Have Eating Disorders.
Jessica Gerhardt, Jasmine Young, Mary Aragona and Samantha Povlock chat about this week's readings: The Fetishization of Fierce, The Hood Doesn't Hate Smart People, Missing and Murdered, Fear and Feminism, and Race, Poverty, and Politics.