Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
By bell hooks
While Feminist conception: From Margin to Center was once first released in 1984, it was once welcomed and praised by way of feminist thinkers who sought after a brand new imaginative and prescient. however, person readers usually discovered the idea "unsettling" or "provocative." at the present time, the blueprint for feminist move offered within the e-book is still as provocative and appropriate as ever. Written in hooks's attribute direct kind, Feminist Theory embodies the wish that feminists can discover a universal language to unfold the be aware and create a mass, international feminist flow.
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It does not privilege women over men. It has the power to transform in a meaningful way all our lives. Most impor tantly, feminism is neither a lifestyle nor a ready-made identity or role one can step into. Diverting energy from feminist movement that aims to change society, many women concentrate on the devel opment of a counter-culture, a woman=centered world wherein participants have little contact with men. Such attempts do not indi cate a respect or concern for the vast majority of women who are unable to integrate their cultural expressions with the visions of fered by alternative, woman-centered communities.
I ment were interested in reform as an end in itself, not as a stage in the progression towards revolutionary transformation. Even though Zillah Eisenstein can optimistically point to the potential radicalism of liberal women who work for social reform in The &dical Future of Liberal Feminism, the process by which this radicalism will surface is unclear. Eisenstein offers as an example of the radical implications of liberal feminist programs the demands made at the govern ment-sponsored Houston conference on women's rights issues which took place in 1978: The Houston report demands as a human right a full voice and role for women in determining the destiny of our world, our na tion, our families, and our individual lives.
In the interest o f such a struggle we must, at the onset o f our analy sis, call attention to the positive, transformative impact the eradica tion o f sexist oppression could have on all our lives. Many contemporary feminist activists argue that eradicating sexist oppression is im portant because it is the primary contradic tion, the basis o f all other oppressions. Racism, as well as class struc ture, is perceived as stemming from sexism. Implicit in this line o f analysis is the assumption that the eradication o f sexism, “the oldest oppression,” “the primary contradiction,” is necessary before atten tion can be focused on racism or classism.