The Crunk Feminist Collection by Brittney C. Cooper

The Crunk Feminist Collection

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 bl...

Details The Crunk Feminist Collection

TitleThe Crunk Feminist Collection
Release DateJan 10th, 2017
PublisherFeminist Press
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, Race, Politics, Writing, Essays, Anthologies, Gender

Reviews The Crunk Feminist Collection

  • Chantay
    If your Feminism is not intersectional, then it's not Feminism. There is an underlining issue with Feminism in society, that the media (or white) Feminism speaks for the entirety of Women within our community. What is not mentioned is that the Feminism of Emma Watson, Taylor Swift, and Miley, only encompasses one aspect. Which then gets generalized to all groups of Feminists, which is problematic since not all sexism or misogyny is the same for e...
  • Priya
    brilliant! highly recommend. will be coming back to many of these essays again and again.
  • Rebekah Gordon
    Absolutely worth reading. This book is dense (it took me over 2 months to read!), sometimes difficult, and always very smart, but also sometimes very funny and sweet. It felt like talking to friends, but super smart feminist friends with very strong opinions who are kicking ass in academia. My only complaints are: I don't have a problem with them essentially publishing a collection of previously-written blog posts as a book -- they never claimed ...
  • Liz De Coster
    The overall quality of writing was strong, but the blog-style writing wasn't adapted well for a longer work. It was a bit yoyo-like at times to be brought into and out of so many quick pieces. I have recommended it to a faculty member in our women, gender, and sexuality studies department and I look forward to hearing her thoughts.
  • Maureen
    The kind of book that is challenging in the best way.
  • Laura
    Dr Cooper is one of the most eloquent academics I've ever had the pleasure to read.
  • bklyn mike art
    excellent collection for feminists, allies, anyone interested in undoing the patriarchy.
  • Mallory
    An excellent collection of essays but as usual I wish there was more representation of disabled women/femmes of color aside from mentions of us. We outchea.
  • Giana
    These essays are extremely informative and enlightening. They can be read in succession or you can skip around to your liking and they still all fit together beautifully. My only criticism is that almost every essay felt unfinished. I was often getting really into it and then all of a sudden it would end and left me wanting more. I would love to read more extended versions of these works that perhaps push the envelope even farther.
  • Liz Dyste-Bales
    I read about 1/2 of it. Many good stories/articles; I grew weary of the collection aspect. If I owned the book I would likely have enjoyed it more because I wouldn't be rushing through it.
  • Ryan Mishap
    "Intersectionality is not an account of personal identity, but one of power." Brittney Cooper.Using "crunk" like I use "punk" the women of this collection offer fresh takes, insights, and demands. Showing why the personal is political is a slogan that never doesn't apply, the various authors use their everyday lives to explore systemic problems and their effects on (queer) women of color. Highly recommended.
  • Erika W. Smith
    I read this book because Solange talked about it in her BUST magazine cover story and I am very glad I did, thanks for the book rec, Solange!
  • Kim
    A series of blog post that come together to highlight the journey of a generation of Crunk feminist. It is very insightful and a good read.
  • Lindsay King-Miller
    Wonderful, thought-provoking essays on the intersections between feminism, race, class, pop culture, and more.
  • Christie
    This was a weighty but powerful read. Culled from the CFC website and covering a range of topics and voices, it is 330 pages of insight, controversial views and unabashed feminist thought. For young women of color who may not have called themselves the 'f' word, but should proudly do so.
  • Kristina
    Dr. Brittney Cooper is one of my favorite writers and the feeling of inspiration and brilliance paso g between her and the other Crunk Writer's both got me hyped and jealous. This was the injection of feminist optimism I was need of.