I had an idea to play a monk who uses a shield in his fighting. After a little searching, I came across the Unhindering Shield feat.
The feat lists a benefit which is specific to bucklers.
Benefit(s): You still gain a buckler’s bonus to AC even if you use your shield hand for some other purpose. When you wield a buckler, your shield hand is considered free for the purposes of casting spells, wielding weapons, and using any other abilities that require you to have a free hand or interact with your shield, such as the swashbuckler’s precise strike deed or the Weapon Finesse feat.
It then goes on to specify a special benefit without explicitly mentioning bucklers.
Special: A monk with this feat is not considered to be using a shield for the purposes of his AC bonus, fast movement, or flurry of blows.
Does this mean that the 2 sections can be read separately and while the first section only applies to bucklers the second section can apply to any shield w.r.t. monks? Or does the 1st section's focus on bucklers somehow imply that the 2nd section must also apply only to bucklers?
My GM likes to stay very close to RAW in almost all matters and she allows all Paizo material.