Women of Color & Feminism

Women of Color & Feminism

by Maythee Rojas and PhD

A brilliant piece of work that combines historical examples with personal anecdotes to explain the dilemma many women of color face—societal burdens and cultural expectations in addition to hostility towards their feminist views. Rojas uses facts to support her analyses and portray the experiences of ethic minority feminists. Feminism, as with any other social topic, is based on experience and interaction of people. And thus there is a certain human factor that comprehension of the topic can only be attained through experience. Rojas gives the reader a crash course on the "crossroads" of being a woman of color and a feminist. While a woman of color and a feminist share the commonality of both being women, Rojas highlights the sharp differences and difficulties that come with both. Invaluable to anyone wishing to learn more about cultures, feminism, or both. It truly teaches the reader something important and life-relevant. It is a book that can impact many lives and guide many minds.