Review: Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
Title: Feminism is for Everybody
Author: hooks, bell
Length: 120 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Feminism
Publisher / Year: South End Press / 2000
Why I Read It: Year of Feminist Classics February read.
Date Read: 05/02/12
I really enjoyed the read, and while I thought it didn’t quite reach her stated goal of being a primer or introduction for those who don’t know about feminism, I think it definitely works well as a book showing an overview to those already familiar with the basics of and reasons for feminism. I like her definition which is short and to the point, and which acknowledges the fact that feminism isn’t about putting women above men, it is about ending sexist oppression – any form of sexist oppression, and that women can be just as sexist as men sometimes. We all need to acknowledge the ways in which we oppress other women, she says, and work to eliminate that in ourselves.
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