Feminism Is For Everybody Analysis

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Feminism is a movement that’s purpose is to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression as defined in Feminism Is For Everybody by bell hooks. Gloria Jean Watkins, better known as bell hooks, is an American writer, teacher, and cultural critic. Born September 25, 1952, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she attended racially segregated public schools as a child and later attended Stanford University on scholarship where she attained her bachelor’s degree. Following her graduation from Stanford, she earned a Master’s degree from The University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Santa Cruz. Having published over 30 books on topics such as ‘masculinity and patriarchy’ and ‘feminist consciousness and community creation,’ bell hooks is among one of the leading public intellectuals of her generations. Having always had an interest in feminist since her first book, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism in 1981, hooks is obviously an advocate of feminism and feels as though anyone can be a feminist. This opinion is heavily reflected in her book “Feminism Is For Everybody.” If the true definition of feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression instead of glorifying the emasculation of men then feminism is absolutely for everybody because the movement is not only…show more content…
(4) This causes blocks for the feminist movement due to the unwillingness of men to change based on the thoughts of the current society. If, instead, men thought of feminism as a “vision which embraces feminist masculinity, which loves boys and men and demands on their behalf every right that we desire for girls and women,” they would see that feminism can, in fact, be for everybody. (hooks
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