Book Club

The 50:50 NI Book Club exists to get more women reading about feminism and politics. The club reads one book per month on the theme of feminism, social justice or Northern Irish politics.

This Month’s Book

This Month’s book is “Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women White Feminism Forgot” by Mikki Kendall

“Today’s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighbourhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?”

Previous Books

October

“The Trans-Gender Issue: An Argument for Justice”

By Shon Faye

September

“Equal: How to Fix The Gender Pay Gap”

By Carrie Gracie

August

“Girl, Woman, Other”

By Bernardine Evaristo

July

“What White People Can Do Next”

By Emma Dabiri

June

“Lean Out”

By Dawn Foster

May

“The Beauty Myth”

By Naomi Wolf

April

“Butterfly Politics”

By Catharine MacKinnon

March

“Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race”

By Reni Eddo-Lodge

February

“Madam Politician”

By Martina Fitzgerald

January

“Don’t Touch My Hair”

By Emma Dabiri

December

“A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions”

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

November

“Invisible Women”

By Caroline Criado Perez

October

“The Good Friday Agreement”

By Siobhan Fenton

The 50:50 NI book club meets monthly. For more information join the Facebook Group.

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