Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the by Patricia Hill Collins

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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American ladies have constructed a wealthy highbrow culture that's not widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, initially released in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins got down to discover the phrases and concepts of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, either in the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the paintings of such sought after Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, song and oral historical past, the result's a wonderfully crafted and progressive booklet that supplied the 1st artificial evaluate of Black feminist concept and its canon.

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Margaret Thatcher I thought she was an arrogant, terrible woman. I think the Falklands were terrible. She and Bush were very close. Yeah, and Iran hasn’t done a damn thing! They might be trying to get the bomb. I can’t blame them. They’re threatened every day! What do they think—when the United States backs up Israel—what do they think, that they should be threatened every day? Well, the Israelis keep this stuff up. They want war. They want us to conduct it. Terrible. I think they’re wrong. I think they’re terribly wrong.

And when women and men who grow up in that culture have trouble processing a sexual assault or rape for what it is, we turn around and use their confusion as further evidence that “rape-rape” is an exceedingly rare crime committed only by people on the fringes of society. Comparing sexual violations to other crimes always creates an imperfect analogy, but can you imagine if we reacted this way to muggings? “Well, the victim says she feels stupid for walking alone in that neighborhood at night, with that big ring on her finger, and he didn’t hold a gun to her head or anything.

He was fantastic. Undoubtedly a great man. The NRA I think they’re awful. Awful! They want guns in everybody’s hands. Margaret Thatcher I thought she was an arrogant, terrible woman. I think the Falklands were terrible. She and Bush were very close. Yeah, and Iran hasn’t done a damn thing! They might be trying to get the bomb. I can’t blame them. They’re threatened every day! What do they think—when the United States backs up Israel—what do they think, that they should be threatened every day? Well, the Israelis keep this stuff up.

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