Feminism is for Everybody

Feminism is for Everybody Acclaimed Cultural Critic Bell Hooks Offers An Open Hearted And Welcoming Vision Of Gender, Sexuality, And Society In This Inspiring And Accessible Volume In Engaging And Provocative Style, Bell Hooks Introduces A Popular Theory Of Feminism Rooted In Common Sense And The Wisdom Of Experience Hers Is A Vision Of A Beloved Community That Appeals To All Those Committed To Equality, Mutual Respect, And Justice Hooks Applies Her Critical Analysis To The Most Contentious And Challenging Issues Facing Feminists Today, Including Reproductive Rights, Violence, Race, Class, And Work With Her Customary Insight And Unsparing Honesty, Hooks Calls For A Feminism Free From Barriers But Rich With Rigorous Debate In Language Both Eye Opening And Optimistic, Hooks Encourages Us To Demand Alternatives To Patriarchal, Racist, And Homophobic Culture, And To Imagine A Different Future. i kind of live blogged this book while i was re reading it yes, i originally read it shortly after it was released, because i loved bell hooks back then felt she could do no wrong as a feminist theorist this book was my first hint that she can do some pretty serious wrong in the decade since, her writing has gone steadily downhill is currently almost completely unreadable, incoherent, hippie weirdness there are little hints of the man pandering mega christian hooks was to become i kind of live blogged this book while i was re reading it yes, i originally read it shortly after it was released, because i loved bell hooks back then felt she could do no wrong as a feminist theorist this book was my first hint that she can do some pretty serious wrong in the decade since, her writing has gone steadily downhill is currently almost completely unreadable, incoherent, hippie we
Not until recently had I emerged out of the rock I was living under and located the everydaysexism twitter account Keeping an eye on their retweets for a little less than two weeks enabled me to discover that women are not only forced to endure the lecherous male gaze often called stare rape these days on public transportation, made the object of innuendo laced, denigrating remarks since puberty but also masturbated at in public without their consent not even women over 60 had been spared Not until recently had I emerged out of the rock I was living under and located the everydaysexism twitter account Keeping an eye on their retweets for a little less than two weeks enabled me to discover that women are not only forced to endure the lecherous male gaze often called stare rape these days on public transportation, made the object of innuendo laced, denigrating remarks since puberty but also masturbated at in public without their consent not even women over 60 had been spared How blissfully ignorant I was of this last facet of everyday sexual harassment I went on a kind of mad rampage immediately, flooding my timeline with a deluge of tweets on the subject, appealing toof my followers to follow the everyday sexism account A day later when I had checked back in eagerly in the hopes of noticing any visible change NOTHING Not even one person among my
This is an accessible and lively introduction to an extremely important subject Feminism is by no means a dead field, especially not in the United States, where the fight over bills like SB5 still smoulder in Texas Broadly speaking, the present movement involves activism against oppression, discrimination, and exploitation hooks writes about such goals within a broad and inclusive variety of social and ethical positions, reproductive rights, the exploitation of female bodies, the necessity of This is an accessible and lively introduction to an extremely important subject Feminism is by no means a dead field, especially not in the United States, where the fight over bills like SB5 still smoulder in Texas Broadly speaking, the present movement involves activism against oppression, discrimination, and exploitation hooks writes about such goals within a broad and inclusive variety of social and ethical positions, reproductive rights, the exploitation of female bodies, the necessity of working together with other social justice movements e.g race and sexuality , mutual respect within marriage, equality of opportunity and education, working within religion, and so forth Further, the previous waves and ideological movements within feminism are clarified and placed into a broader social context here In some aspects, we are a long way from the bra burning of the 1960s, but in some aspects, it is baffling t
I liked this book and would absolutely recommend it, but I think the title was misleading and it didn t serve hook s purpose, as I understood it She calls for the creation of feminist children s books, door to door chats, accessible explanations of feminism to those for whom feminism is the other f word This is just another example of the academization of feminism hooks critiques Its language is not exactly easy to follow, it assumes sympathy to feminism from the first page, and relies on I liked this book and would absolutely recommend it, but I think the title was misleading and it didn t serve hook s purpose, as I understood it She calls for the creation of feminist children s books, door to door chats, accessible explanations of feminism to those for whom feminism is the other f word This is just another example of the academization of feminism hooks critiques Its language is not exactly easy to follow, it assum
Review will come up soon Till then check this passage out We have not amassed enough testimony to let the world know the sexual pathologies and horrors women endured prior to the existence of dependable birth control It evokes fear within me just to imagine a world where every time a female is sexual she risks being impregnated, to imagine a world where men want sex and women fear it In such world a desiring woman might find the intersection of her desire and her fear We have not amassed Review will come up soon Till then check this passage out We have not amassed enough testimony to let the world know the sexual pathologies and h
I love bell hooks She is a little less hardcore and not so angry in this book, which makes itaccessable to the masses I guess she did that on purpose, given the title of the book Feminism is for Everybody Her earlier works are great if you want a taste of angry lesbian, black femin
Tough book to rate Take the first and last chapter, and you have an incredibly well written book that perfectly sums up feminism, where it s been, where it lacks, and where it could go Feminism in theory is about respect, about choice, about re evaluating beliefs and including and affirming everyone 5 star all the way.The hundred pages in between are full of humble bragging the only time she doesn t use generalizations is to either slam a particular target or quote her own books , lamenting Tough book to rate Take the first and last chapter, and you have an incredibly well written book that perfectly sums up feminism, where it s been, where it lacks, and where it could go Feminism in theory is about respect, about choice, about re evaluating beliefs and including and affirming everyone 5 star all the way.The hundred pages in between are full of humble bragging the only time she doesn t use generalizations is to either slam a particular target or quote her own books , lamenting the ineffectiveness of the movement and Hooks personal disillusionment with it, and endless bitter screeds against the privileged class, affluent highly educated white women who in her opinion co opted and destroyed the movement that only Hooks is in the best position to set straight White supremacist capitalist patriarchy is another phrase that makes a regular appearance With all of that on display, it s hard to know whether to renounce feminism in favor of humanism perhaps or
There s really not a lot I can add to the title Feminism is for Everybody This book is especially good for people who denounce feminism, or don t think we need to shout about it anyIt s the sort of book that should be on every school syllabus, to open discussions and make young people think about these issues To realise that talking about feminism goes beyond wanting equal rights in the workplace It s not a woman only book, it s not man hating, it s very intelligent, insightful and re There s really not a lot I can add to the title Feminism is for Everybody This book is especially good for people who denounce feminism, or don t think we need to shout about it anyIt s the sort of book that should be on every school syllabus, to open discussions and make young people think about these issues To realise that talking about feminism goes beyond wanting equal rights in the workplace It s not a woman only book, it s not man hating, it s very intelligent, insightful and relevant
I read this because I d like to be better read on feminist theory and wanted a quick easy refresher Also, I recall reading Hooks in a collection of feminist essays way back in 1999 or so and appreciating her particular perspective I can t now recall what the title of the book was I ll need to ask the friend who lent it to me or even what the essay was about, but I do know that Hooks is an instrumental figure in bri
I m very glad I read this book The intersectional discussion of feminism was really interesting and made a lot of sense There s a big emphasis on intersectionality in feminism nowadays, which I appreciate and agree with, but it s been a little difficult for me to envision how everything would work together in terms of policy and activism This book was so helpful in this regard, and in that sense it was very valuable to me I also really appreciated thepersonal bits where bell hooks talk I m very glad I read this book The intersectional discussion of feminism was really interesting and made a lot of sense There s a big emphasis on intersectionality in feminism nowadays, which I appreciate and agree with, but it s been a little difficult for me to envision how everything would work together in terms of policy and activism This book was so helpful in this regard, and in that sense it was very valuable to me I also really appreciated thepersonal bits where bell hooks talked about her own li

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  • 123 pages
  • Feminism is for Everybody
  • bell hooks
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 0896086283