What is feminism? during this brief, available primer, bell hooks explores the character of feminism and its optimistic promise to cast off sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. together with her attribute readability and directness, hooks encourages readers to determine how feminism can contact and alter their lives―to see that feminism is for everybody.

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Freeing MARRIAGE AND PARTNERSHIP 15. A FEMINIST SEXUAL POLITIC An Ethics of Mutual Freedom sixteen. overall BLISS Lesbianism and Feminism 17. to like back the center of Feminism 18. FEMINIST SPIRITUALITY 19. VISIONARY FEMINISM creation Come in the direction of Feminism in every single place i am going I proudly inform those who need to know who i'm and what I do this i'm a author, a feminist theorist, a cultural critic. I inform them I write approximately videos and pop culture, examining the message within the medium. most folks locate this interesting and need to understand extra. all people is going to videos, watches tv, glances via magazines, and everybody has ideas concerning the messages they obtain, concerning the photographs they appear at. it's easy for the varied public I stumble upon to appreciate what I do as a cultural critic, to appreciate my ardour for writing (lots of parents are looking to write, and do). yet feminist idea - that’s where the place the questions cease. in its place I are inclined to listen all in regards to the evil of feminism and the undesirable feminists: how “they” hate males; how “they” are looking to pass opposed to nature and god; how “they” are all lesbians; how “they” are taking all of the jobs and making the realm not easy for white males, who don't stand an opportunity. whilst I ask those related fogeys in regards to the feminist books or magazines they learn, whilst I ask them in regards to the feminist talks they've got heard, in regards to the feminist activists they comprehend, they reply by way of letting me be aware of that every thing they find out about feminism has come into their lives third-hand, that they truly haven't come shut adequate to feminist move to understand what fairly occurs, what it’s quite approximately. often they suspect feminism is a number of offended girls who are looking to be like males. they don't even take into consideration feminism as being approximately rights - approximately ladies gaining equivalent rights. whilst I discuss the feminism i do know - up shut and private - they willingly pay attention, even though whilst our conversations finish, they're fast to inform me i'm diverse, in contrast to the “real” feminists who hate males, who're indignant. I guarantee them i'm as a true and as radical a feminist as you can be, and in the event that they dare to come back toward feminism they'll see it's not how they've got imagined it. whenever I depart this kind of encounters, i would like to have in my hand a bit ebook in order that i will say, learn this publication, and it'll let you know what feminism is, what the circulate is set. i need to be preserving in my hand a concise, rather effortless to learn and comprehend ebook; no longer a protracted booklet, no longer a booklet thick with challenging to appreciate jargon and educational language, yet an easy, transparent publication - effortless to learn with no being simplistic. From the instant feminist pondering, politics, and perform replaced my lifestyles, i've got sought after this e-book. i've got desired to supply it to the people i admire in an effort to comprehend larger this reason, this feminist politics i think in so deeply, that's the origin of my political existence. i've got sought after them to have a solution to the query “what is feminism? ” that's rooted neither in worry or delusion.

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