Chapter Eight – Feminism is for Everybody

bell hooks Takeaway

bell hooks

  • Emphasizing capitalism at the root of sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression, bell hooks tackled all axes of oppression/resistance under her call for feminism.
  • White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy is not rooted in our bodies or genetics, it is rather the result of racist social practices inherent to capitalism.
  • A feminist revolution alone will not create such a world; we need to end racism, class elitism, and imperialism
  • Hooks calls to overcome master/slave relations even within groups that live in a situation of brutal oppression
  • Men, White Women, everybody needs to be involved in raising all women’s status
  • Move away from victimization to struggle with all and for all (Nietzsche)
  • Stands against binary identity politics


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