The Crunk Feminist Collection edited by Brittney C. Cooper, Robin M. Boylorn, Susana M. Morris

The Crunk Feminist Collection edited by Brittney C. Cooper, Robin M. Boylorn, Susana M. Morris

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One of the most recognisable names in Internet-based social activism, The Crunk Feminist Collective takes on beauty parlour politics, prison abolition and Rihanna in this collection of essays taken from the popular blog.

For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted - relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. And the writers' personal identities - as black women; as sisters, daughters and lovers; and as television watchers, sports fans and music lovers - are never far from the discussion at hand.

These essays explore 'Sex and Power in the Black Church,' discuss how 'Clair Huxtable is Dead,' list 'Five Ways Talib Kweli Can Become a Better Ally to Women in Hip Hop' and dwell on 'Dating with a Doctorate (She Got a Big Ego?).'

Paperback / 322 pages