It’s such an ingrain part of life that many people do not think about it if they are not women of color. I think these books will give you a better understanding what it is.
What can you do about misogynoir? Start by learning to recognize it — and then make a commitment to call it out whenever you spot it. One way that you can do this is by reading the work of Black women who openly resisted misogynoir, such as:
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs Sula, Toni Morrison Quicksand and Passing, Nella Larsen Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison The Street, Ann Petry Kindred, Octavia Butler The Women of Brewster Place, Gloria Naylor The Color Purple, Alice Walker Eloquent Rage, Brittany Cooper Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, Dr. Ashley D. Farmer Coal, Audre Lorde This Will Be My Undoing, Morgan Jenkins