What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives-to see that feminism is for everybody.
Praise for Feminism Is for Everybody: "bell hooks has always written in a very readable style, eschewing footnotes because people in her hometown told her they were put off by books with footnotes. This time, she set out to write a book that explains feminism, particularly for a mainstream audience...certainly she has once again made the point that feminists need to try to reach women of all races and classes." -Carol Anne Douglas, Off Our Backs (2001)
A cultural critic, an intellectual, and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including Ain't I a Woman, Bone Black, All About Love, Rock My Soul, Belonging, We Real Cool, Where We Stand, Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Community, Outlaw Culture, and Reel to Real. hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, and resides in her home state of Kentucky.
Preface to the New Edition Introduction: Come Closer to Feminism 1. Feminist Politics: Where We Stand 2. Consciousness-Raising: A Constant Change of Heart 3. Sisterhood Is Still Powerful 4. Feminist Education for Critical Consciousness 5. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Reproductive Rights 6. Beauty Within and Without 7. Feminist Class Struggle 8. Global Feminism 9. Women at Work 10. Race and Gender 11. Ending Violence 12. Feminist Masculinity 13. Feminist Parenting 14. Liberating Marriage and Partnership 15. A Feminist Sexual Politic: An Ethics of Mutual Freedom 16. Total Bliss: Lesbianism and Feminism 17. To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism 18. Feminist Spirtuality 19. Visionary Feminism