White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind

White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind

A timely and impassioned exploration of how our society has commodified feminism and continues to systemically shut out women of color—perfect for fans of White Fragility and Good and Mad .

Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in the United States with this powerful new feminist classic and rousing call for change. Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragettes to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail. She also examines overlooked communities—including Native American, Muslim, transgender, and more—and their difficult and ongoing struggles for social change.

In these pages she meticulously documents how elitism and racial prejudice has driven the narrative of feminist discourse. She blends pop culture, primary historical research, and first-hand storytelling to show us how we have shut women out of the movement, and what we can do to course correct for a new generation—perfect for women of color looking for a more inclusive way to fight for women’s rights.

Combining a scholar’s understanding with hard data and razor-sharp cultural commentary, White Feminism is a witty, whip-smart, and profoundly eye-opening book that challenges long-accepted conventions and completely upends the way we understand the struggle for women’s equality.

Title:White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind
ISBN:9781982134419
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    White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Reviews

  • Nenia ?? I yeet my books back and forth ?? Campbell

    I keep seeing the most amazing feminist books coming out in our year 2021. Less pop-culture focused, more intersectional. I think that's great....

  • Darya

    Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada and NetGalley for sending me a copy of White Feminism by Koa Beck. All thoughts and opinions are my own.This book to me is truly a book every person needs to read and...

  • Kelly

    The reviews by folks asking "so what do we DO" missed the entire point of this necessary book on feminism. We break down systems as a whole, as opposed to believing our individual "doing" makes a diff...

  • Lindsay Nixon

    As a Historical account of the feminist movement, particularly the involvement of white woman in this history, this book is exceptional. I’m glad it’s written. It is a history book. (Summary: well...

  • Kylie Q. Rada

    NetGalley provided me with an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.ATTENTION WHITE WOMEN: CONSIDER THIS YOUR ASSIGNED READING FOR 2021. THANK YOU. This book struck home ...

  • Jessica McSweeney

    This book is 100% required reading for anyone who's ever called themselves a feminist, specifically white women and people who've ever asserted their own privilege or a view of feminism as reaching so...

  • Lily Herman

    Journalist Koa Beck has really done something special with White Feminism; what an incredibly thorough and powerful book. There's no doubt this was probably a challenging and daunting project given ho...

  • Lisa of Troy

    Wow! This book flipped my life upside down.First of all, this book is filled with FACTS and research. This is what I wanted What Would Frida Do? A Guide to Living Boldly to be. Second, it should get 2...

  • Shomeret

    Beck reveals in her book that she is a light skinned person of color who has passed for white. She charges white feminists with being self-centered in their approach to feminism. They also don't chall...

  • Sally Buckley

    remember kids, misogyny is ok as long as you put "white" in front of it! :)...