Bell Hooks Short Essay

But feminist theory — that’s the place where the questions stop.

In- stead I tend to hear all about the evil of feminism and the bad feminists: how “they” hate men; how “they” want to go against nature — and god; how “they” are all lesbians; how “they” are taking all the jobs and making the world hard for white men, who do not stand a chance.

There should be so many little feminist primers, easy to read pamphlets and books, telling us all about feminism, that this book would be just another passionate voice speaking out on behalf of feminist politics.

There should be bill- boards; ads in magazines; ads on buses, subways, trains; television commercials spreading the word, letting the world know more about feminism. But this is what we must do to share feminism, to let the movement into everyone’s mind and heart.

They are all connected through the fact that the main characters are black females, facing different conditions of racism.

The book as a whole spread light on how black women are treated and mistreated as if they are below basic humans, throughout history and in the present day.

Everyone goes to movies, watches television, glances through magazines, and everyone has thoughts about the messages they receive, about the images they look at.

It is easy for the diverse public I encounter to understand what I do as a cultural critic, to understand my passion for writing (lots of folks want to write, and do).

bell hooks is a feminist theorist, author and cultural critic, and she knows the value of daring to speak.

Her book Killing Rage: Ending Racism was first published on October 15, 1996 by Holt Paperbacks and is still popular till this day.


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