Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism  


Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
January 1, 2006 | 205 pages
ISBN: 9781897071199

This landmark work of history and theory challenges every accepted notion about the nature of black women's lives. Ain't I A Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism. Hooks refutes the antifeminist claim that black women are not victims of sexist oppression nor in need of an autonomous women's movement.