Sexist Oppression By Bell Hooks Analysis

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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” As shown in today’s society racism is a belief of certain genetic traits that are determined by human’s abilities and capacities. Quantity differences lead them to the belief that certain races has few inherited traits of superiority, most importantly is the skin color. Racism creates the racial discrimination which affects the life of many people in the society. As seen in the media white people has a lot of privileges and receives an acceptable respect from their society than the black …show more content…

She was arguing that feminism should be a political commitment, a subversive movement to end all the sexist oppression, she thinks that it shouldn’t be about all the achieving social equality with men, or the new lifestyles or identity. Hooks strong believes that feminism should start to change the society and claim a cultural basis of group oppression. In fact, she thinks that there is no oppression that is privileged like race, sex and all the class oppression are interrelated except sexist oppression which is what most of people experience in their life. As a matter of fact, hooks also stresses the importance for women to know the real meaning of feminism so they could all help each other. In her argument she pointed out a few good collective of feminism in opposed to the privileging individual group of women. As her approach to bring all women together, hooks expresses one’s involvement in the movement from “I am a feminist” to “I advocate feminism”, whereas, she hoped that she could get rid of the fear of women being “labeled”. However, hooks goal was to represent feminism and take a demanding look at how different branches of feminism have strayed from what she thought and how hard it was to end the sexist oppression. Hooks think that liberal’s women focus was to achieve equality with men and don’t have to push for social change to end the domination. She also think

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