Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

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South End Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Social Science - 123 pages
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In this engaging and provocative volume, 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 divisive 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.

Hooks speaks to all those in search of true liberation, asking readers to take a look at feminism in a new light, to see that it touches all lives. Issuing an invitation to participate fully in feminist movement and to benefit fully from it, hooks shows that feminism -- far from being an outdated concept or one limited to an intellectual elite -- is indeed for everybody.

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Her writing style is that of an academic style. - Goodreads
I would never recommend it as an introduction. - Goodreads
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Feminism is for Everybody is a sophisticated idea with an admirable goal and a lot of baggage. hooks speaks authoritatively, but without a lot of hard evidence; this is an opinion book. Which isn't to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelsea Elizabeth - Goodreads

I've been so busy it's taken me forever to get through this book-but I did it! And I really enjoyed it. It didn't introduce any new ideas that I didn't already know, but I figured as much- however, I ... Read full review

Contents

SISTERHOOD IS STILL POWERFUL
13
BEAUTY WITHIN AND WITHOUT
31
GLOBAL FEMINISM
44
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.

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