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    READ & DOWNLOAD Feminism Is for Everybody (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks 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 m

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    Bell Hooks å 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Ú VIVETUMUSICA.CO å Bell Hooks (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks 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 the

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks READ & DOWNLOAD Feminism Is for Everybody 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 exp

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks I read this for my Intro to Gender and Women's studies course and I absolutely loved it It's the perfect place to start if you're interested i

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ú VIVETUMUSICA.CO å Bell Hooks (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks I love bell hooks She is a little less hardcore and not so angry in this book which makes it accessable to the masses I guess she did that on pu

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks Tough book to rate Take the first and last chapter and you have an incredibly well written book that perfectly sums up feminism wher

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks 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 any It'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 eual rights in the workplace It's not a woman only book it's not

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    (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks Bell Hooks å 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Ú VIVETUMUSICA.CO å Bell Hooks 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 i

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Feminism Is for Everybody Bell Hooks å 1 READ (PDF KINDLE) [Feminism Is for Everybody] ñ Bell Hooks I read this because I'd like to be better read on feminist theory and wanted a uickeasy 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 bringing race and class into t

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Feminism Is for Everybody

READ Î Feminism Is for Everybody Nce Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to euality 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 Wit. I love bell hooks She is a little less hardcore and not so angry in this book which makes it accessable 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 feminist And who wouldn t want a taste of that

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READ Î Feminism Is for Everybody H 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 futur. 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 the personal bits where bell hooks talked about her own life and how she came to be a feministHowever I need to dock one star because I m not really sure if bell hooks accomplished what she set out to do with Feminism Is for Everybody In the introduction she states that people are always coming up to her and asking uestions about what feminism is and why they should believe in it and she wrote this book as something that could be handed to newbies in response to such ueries But I m not sure the book is ideal for that purpose First off hooks writes as if the reader already has a basic understanding of feminism terms like the feminization of poverty for example go unexplained Second of all I m sorry to say that the writing is somewhat dull which explains why it took me nearly a month to read 130 pages I worry that it might not be engaging enough to really pull in the uninitiated I might still recommend this book to someone new to feminism but I would probably suggest pairing it with something like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s We Should All Be Feminists for some basic background

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READ Î 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 experie. 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 here but my bigger issue with this book is that 1 the book despite its brevity veers wildly away from its own stated thesis to act as a basic introductory primer for people reluctant to align themselves with the feminist movement 2 the book instead functions as a repository for hooks s own myriad opinions about what feminism really is how contentious inter movement arguments should have shaken out as such it is riddled with opinion disguised as fact uestionable arguments built on an ever shifting bedrock of historical inaccuracy concerning the formations goals fractures within the second wave feminist movement because there are no citations footnotes or leads to supplementary reading about the many many issues that hooks touches upon in her shallow four page chapters a beginning feminist reader can only assume that hooks s assertions are accurate true because they are presented to be so hooks positions herself as the leading authority on every issue she writes about in all of her books in this one she writes about topics that she has absolutely zero personal experience with her expert tone gratesi remembered disliking this book uite a bit when i first read it ten years ago but because i still respected hooks as a theorist a writer then i charitably assumed that the problem was the structure that hooks just wasn t cut out to with elementary introductory primers she has historically shone as a thinker when writing about the intersections between race feminism her writing on this topic has not always been simple easy to digest so i thought perhaps having to wander so far into a different territory necessitating a radically different authorial voice hooks struggledi re read it this past week for a feminist book club i recently joined i discovered that the real problem is that this book fucking sucks in one of the earliest chapters hooks shares her perspective that to be anti choice is to be anti feminist that no person can be feminist if they don t respect a woman s right to bodily autonomy in the form of supporting her right to choose abortion fair enough then hooks goes on to elaborate that she is personally very opposed to abortion for herself although she has never been faced with an unintended pregnancy has not had to actually make the choice FASCINATING except not this is anecdata it has no place in a book that purports to be an objective primer on feminist issues this book is not billed as a memoir therefore i do not care about hook s hypothetical personal stance on abortion she goes on to explain that she has had many friends over the years who were reluctant to take birth control lest men find them slutty rather than interrogating how a patriarchal culture that is hellbent on controlling women s sexualities might be playing a role in encouraging otherwise intelligent women to have sex with men who would classify them as slutty for making proactive decisions about their family planning options hooks instead exorciates these women for behaving irresponsibly seeking repeat abortions after becoming pregnant she claims that medical science has taught us that repeat abortions are known to cause health problemsthis is where the book lost me repeat abortions do not in fact cause any health problems there is some uestion of whether repeated dilation of the cervix can cause issues like cervical softening or perhaps scarring in extreme cases but the manifestations of these issues with repeat abortions obviously pale in comparison to the health risks long term health impact of bearing repeat babies the advent of earlier pregnancy detection greater abortion access means that women are able to seek abortions earlier in their pregnancies when less cervical dilation is necessary to complete the procedure anti choice advocates like the ones that hooks condemns as being anti woman therefore anti feminist have been making a lot of in roads in trying to convince women that they may suffer long term negative helth effects from having abortions they have created the false psychological condition known as post abortion stress syndrome rightfully unrecognized by psychological authorities have falsely linked abortion to breast cancer infertility these are all scare tactics designed to intimidate women out of pursuing abortion there is no legitimate medical evidence to support them it is sad enraging to see hooks repeat these myths especially in a book aimed primarily at young or otherwise inexperienced in feminism people who may not be privvy to feminist attempts at countering these liesi had a LOT of other similar criticisms of the book hooks suggests that wealthy feminists their male allies should pool their financial resources to open low income housing co ops co operative feminist elementary schools she does not address the fact that funding public educations low income housing is ostensibly the job of the government that feminists couldshould also pressure the government to meet that responsibility she suggests that consciousness raising groups in which women in community with one another neighbors co workers friends gather together to discuss the issues facing their gender strategies for integrating feminist practice into their everyday lives should make a comeback fair enough but she suggests that CR groups be run like alcoholics anonymous meetings she does not explain why a feminist discussion group should be structured like a support network for recovering addicts are feminists in recovery from an addiction to patriarchythe chapter on feminist parenting pretty much didn t address parenting at all instead it functioned as a six page screed in which hooks congratulated herself for apparently being the only feminist around willing to address the seriousness of child abuse to call out female abusers knowing something about hooks s personal history as a child abused at the hands of her mother i could only assume that an autobiographical conceit was at work because hooks is in no way one of the only feminists concerned about child abuse or willing to acknowledge the realities of female abusers hooks offered no practical tips whatsoever for how a feminist might integrate her political beliefs into her parenting which is unsurprising as hooks is not a mother has no personal experience in this area but then why address it at all or why address it without doing outside research in order to flesh out the chapter there are thousands upon thousands of feminist mothers who probably would have been happy to talk with hooks about their issues strategiesthis is one example among many that makes plain the fact that hooks wrote the book with no research completely off the cuff in order to meet a deadline she regularly uotes her own previously published books as sources they are almost the only sources in the book there is no list of citations or recommended further reading in the back of the book to hear hooks tell it she is practically the only feminist who has been publishing on the topics the book covers her books are the best place to turn for further reading having read pretty much the entire hooks ouvre i can say that they vary wildly in uality often use other hooks books as citations theoretical examples often function as a way for hooks to grind an axe in argument with other prominent feminist writers generally without acknowledging that that is what she is doing she subjectively encapsulates their arguments generally does not even mention their namesin the chapter on female sexuality hooks spills much ink bemoaning the fact that sex wars of the 1980s tore apart the feminist movement she sums up some of the provocative theories assertions of radical feminists like andrea dworkin including her claim that in a patriarchal society all intercourse between men women is rape then explains why these theories are wrong offensive to feminist practice but at no point does she actually say this is my opinionated response to the writings of andrea dworkin to do so she would have to acknowledge that her theories are opinions rather than facts she would be giving a confused reader a name to pursue in doing independent outside research i knew what hooks was talking about because i have been self educating in feminist theory for twenty years have read dworkin s books but the intended audience for this book is not someone like me it is a person who is brand new to feminism unfamiliar with the big arguments contentious opinions that have impacted the history of the movement by presenting her opinions as facts never naming the theorists she is covertly arguing against hooks seeks to indoctrinate these uninformed readers into her own school of thought from the outset it so happens that i do not agree with many of dworkin s theories around sex sexuality but it s not right for hooks to mischaracterize them she does in such a sneaky manipulative manneri could go on about this for days but suffice to say this book is a tremendous disappointment to anyone who comes to feminism hoping to pursue meaningful independent thinking critical reading skills hooks shuts down all such possibilities is obsessed with the opinions one must hold in order to be a real feminist she is eually obsessed tormented by the thought that a feminist could potentially get media attention that she gets every chapter contains a snide aside about how people who do not share hooks s viewpoint about one topic or another got all the media attention became the face of the movement hooks seems to be strangely unaware that she is one of the most famous feminist voices in the world has been for at least twenty years hooks is routinely catty competitive with other feminists particularly with women that she claims are not feminists at all in the chapter on beauty she complains that older unpartnered women are now having to compete for male attention with younger women who are not never will be feminists no one has to compete for male attention isn t part of feminism eschewing the NEED for male attention even if a woman does choose to compete can t she do so in a way that doesn t malign women that she assumes are not sympathetic to feminism because hooks of course has no way of knowing which women consider themselves feminists which ones do not though she seems to assume that any woman who is pretty wears make up dresses in a feminine way dares to flirt with a man hooks wants for herself must not be a feminist she suggests that lesbians choose to be lesbians which flies in the face of even the most staid mainstream gay rights theory she says that prostitutes are kidding themselves if they think they can prostitute their bodies maintain sexual agency in their intimate personal relationships which is about one step away from saying you can t rape a hooker she essentially calls studies that investigate the impact of patriarchy on the self esteem of young girls sexist against boys which is crazy she even goes so far as to suggest that a renewed respect for the medical value of breastfeeding is sexist because it shoulders women with of the burden of feeding a baby she suggests that a conspiracy is afoot because the popularity of formula had been experiencing an upward swing until women s liberation started making some headway suddenly breastfeeding came back into vogue she does not stop to consider that perhaps a renewed interest in breastfeeding was in fact a product of women s liberation that women don t need to be sold an artifical product yoking them to capitalist consumer culture from the moment their babies are born when their bodies can produce a superior product for freei could go on on there was not a single chapter in this book that did not contain something factually inaccurate bizarre or offensive please don t give this book to your newly minted feminist friends i don t know what to suggest instead but there has GOT to be something better Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military zero personal experience with her expert tone gratesi remembered disliking this book uite a bit when i first read it ten years ago but because i still respected hooks as a theorist a writer then i charitably assumed that the problem was the structure that hooks just wasn t cut out to with elementary introductory primers she has historically shone as a thinker when writing about the intersections between race feminism her writing on this topic has not always been simple easy to digest so i thought perhaps having to wander so far into a different territory necessitating a radically different authorial voice hooks struggledi re read it this past week for a feminist book club i recently joined i discovered that the real problem is that this book fucking sucks in one of the earliest chapters hooks shares her perspective that to be anti choice is to be anti feminist that no person can be feminist if they don t respect a woman s right to bodily autonomy in the form of supporting her right to choose abortion fair enough then hooks goes on to elaborate that she is personally very opposed to abortion for herself although she has never been faced with an unintended pregnancy has not had to actually make the choice FASCINATING except not this is anecdata it has no place in a book that purports to be an objective primer on feminist issues this book is not billed as a memoir therefore i do not care about hook s hypothetical personal stance on abortion she goes on to explain that she has had many friends over the years who were reluctant to take birth control lest men find them slutty rather than interrogating how a patriarchal culture that is hellbent on controlling women s sexualities might be playing a role in encouraging otherwise intelligent women to have sex with men who would classify them as slutty for making proactive decisions about their family planning options hooks instead exorciates these women for behaving irresponsibly seeking repeat abortions after becoming pregnant she claims that medical science has taught us that repeat abortions are known to cause health problemsthis is where the book lost me repeat abortions do not in fact cause any health problems there is some uestion of whether repeated dilation of the cervix can cause issues like cervical softening or perhaps scarring in extreme cases but the manifestations of these issues with repeat abortions obviously pale in comparison to the health risks long term health impact of bearing repeat babies the advent of earlier pregnancy detection greater abortion access means that women are able to seek abortions earlier in their pregnancies when less cervical dilation is necessary to complete the procedure anti choice advocates like the ones that hooks condemns as being anti woman therefore anti feminist have been making a lot of in roads in trying to convince women that they may suffer long term negative helth effects from having abortions they have created the false psychological condition known as post abortion stress syndrome rightfully unrecognized by psychological authorities have falsely linked abortion to breast cancer infertility these are all scare tactics designed to intimidate women out of pursuing abortion there is no legitimate medical evidence to support them it is sad enraging to see hooks repeat these myths especially in a book aimed primarily at young or otherwise inexperienced in feminism people who may not be privvy to feminist attempts at countering these liesi had a LOT of other similar criticisms of the book hooks suggests that wealthy feminists their male allies should pool their financial resources to open low income housing co ops co operative feminist elementary schools she does not address the fact that funding public educations low income housing is ostensibly the job of the government that feminists couldshould also pressure the government to meet that responsibility she suggests that consciousness raising groups in which women in community with one another neighbors co workers friends gather together to discuss the issues facing their gender strategies for integrating feminist practice into their everyday lives should make a comeback fair enough but she suggests that CR groups be run like alcoholics anonymous meetings she does not explain why a feminist discussion group should be structured like a support network for recovering addicts are feminists in recovery from an addiction to patriarchythe chapter on feminist parenting pretty much didn t address parenting at all instead it functioned as a six page screed in which hooks congratulated herself for apparently being the only feminist around willing to address the seriousness of child abuse to call out female abusers knowing something about hooks s personal history as a child abused at the hands of her mother i could only assume that an autobiographical conceit was at work because hooks is in no way one of the only feminists concerned about child abuse or willing to acknowledge the realities of female abusers hooks offered no practical tips whatsoever for how a feminist might integrate her political beliefs into her parenting which is unsurprising as hooks is not a mother has no personal experience in this area but then why address it at all or why address it without doing outside research in order to flesh out the chapter there are thousands upon thousands of feminist mothers who probably would have been happy to talk with hooks about their issues strategiesthis is one example among many that makes plain the fact that hooks wrote the book with no research completely off the cuff in order to meet a deadline she regularly uotes her own previously published books as sources they are almost the only sources in the book there is no list of citations or recommended further reading in the back of the book to hear hooks tell it she is practically the only feminist who has been publishing on the topics the book covers her books are the best place to turn for further reading having read pretty much the entire hooks ouvre i can say that they vary wildly in uality often use other hooks books as citations theoretical examples often function as a way for hooks to grind an axe in argument with other prominent feminist writers generally without acknowledging that that is what she is doing she subjectively encapsulates their arguments generally does not even mention their namesin the chapter on female sexuality hooks spills much ink bemoaning the fact that sex wars of the 1980s tore apart the feminist movement she sums up some of the provocative theories assertions of radical feminists like andrea dworkin including her claim that in a patriarchal society all intercourse between men women is rape then explains why these theories are wrong offensive to feminist practice but at no point does she actually say this is my opinionated response to the writings of andrea dworkin to do so she would have to acknowledge that her theories are opinions rather than facts she would be giving a confused reader a name to pursue in doing independent outside research i knew what hooks was talking about because i have been self educating in feminist theory for twenty years have read dworkin s books but the intended audience for this book is not someone like me it is a person who is brand new to feminism unfamiliar with the big arguments contentious opinions that have impacted the history of the movement by presenting her opinions as facts never naming the theorists she is covertly arguing against hooks seeks to indoctrinate these uninformed readers into her own school of thought from the outset it so happens that i do not agree with many of dworkin s theories around sex sexuality but it s not right for hooks to mischaracterize them she does in such a sneaky manipulative manneri could go on about this for days but suffice to say this book is a tremendous disappointment to anyone who comes to feminism hoping to pursue meaningful independent thinking critical reading skills hooks shuts down all such possibilities is obsessed with the opinions one must hold in order to be a real feminist she is eually obsessed tormented by the thought that a feminist could potentially get media attention that she gets every chapter contains a snide aside about how people who do not share hooks s viewpoint about one topic or another got all the media attention became the face of the movement hooks seems to be strangely unaware that she is one of the most famous feminist voices in the world has been for at least twenty years hooks is routinely catty competitive with other feminists particularly with women that she claims are not feminists at all in the chapter on beauty she complains that older unpartnered women are now having to compete for male attention with younger women who are not never will be feminists no one has to compete for male attention isn t part of feminism eschewing the NEED for male attention even if a woman does choose to compete can t she do so in a way that doesn t malign women that she assumes are not sympathetic to feminism because hooks of course has no way of knowing which women consider themselves feminists which ones do not though she seems to assume that any woman who is pretty wears make up dresses in a feminine way dares to flirt with a man hooks wants for herself must not be a feminist she suggests that lesbians choose to be lesbians which flies in the face of even the most staid mainstream gay rights theory she says that prostitutes are kidding themselves if they think they can prostitute their bodies maintain sexual agency in their intimate personal relationships which is about one step away from saying you can t rape a hooker she essentially calls studies that investigate the impact of patriarchy on the self esteem of young girls sexist against boys which is crazy she even goes so far as to suggest that a renewed respect for the medical value of breastfeeding is sexist because it shoulders women with of the burden of feeding a baby she suggests that a conspiracy is afoot because the popularity of formula had been experiencing an upward swing until women s liberation started making some headway suddenly breastfeeding came back into vogue she does not stop to consider that perhaps a renewed interest in breastfeeding was in fact a product of women s liberation that women don t need to be sold an artifical product yoking them to capitalist consumer culture from the moment their babies are born when their bodies can produce a superior product for freei could go on on there was not a single chapter in this book that did not contain something factually inaccurate bizarre or offensive please don t give this book to your newly minted feminist friends i don t know what to suggest instead but there has GOT to be something better