Essays on hip-hop feminism featuring relevant, real conversations
about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and
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
that turned into a widespread movement. The Collective's writings
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?)”. Self-described as critical
homegirls, the authors tackle life stuck between loving hip hop and
ratchet culture while hating patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism.
Refreshing and timely. --Bitch
"Our favorite sister bloggers." --ELLE
"By centering a Black Feminist lens, The Collection provides
readers with a more nuanced perspective on everything from gender to
race to sexuality to class to movement-building, packaged neatly in
easy-to-read pieces that take on weighty and thorny ideas willingly
and enthusiastically in pursuit of a more just world."