Making Love Essay

833 WordsDec 30, 20124 Pages
Bell Hooks Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory Hooks has done magnificant works. I think she spoke out on feminism because there may have been events that happened in that time period that led her to write about it. I beleive this because the title of her book "Aint I A Women: Black Feminism (1981," I think tht she seen racism then. From my perspective I think that the white women may have been getting treated better and she had to ask the question to society "Aint I A Women?" "Hooks is much more of a radical thinker: she goes to the foundation of the problems she addresses rather than simply discussing the observable symptoms." I think that this means that hooks talks about feminism like it's a regular subjectnof conversation. This "chapter must establish the basic priciples of feminism, including it's current problems, and clarify the concerns that are central to hook's thinking." hooks focuses on three things and the first one is how "Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, and how she didn't adresses black women, especially in that time period. Hooks took an offer up on close readings of the book so she can criticze it. Hooks start off this chapter by saying that these things that are happening to women has never changed. It just a "silent majority." She saying that it's alotnof people who are silent and not speaking up to the fact that "Feminism in the United States has never emerged from the women who are most vicitimized by sexist oppression; women who are daily beaten down, mentally, physically, and spritually---women who are powerless to change their condition in life." This is letting me know that women seem to have no say so in this society that was going on. Hooks says that these women accept their voctimization with no visible question. So their visible question would be maybe to protest, speak out against it, publish books, etc.

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