Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Feminist Quote of the Day – bell hooks

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Dead Wild Roses: bell hooks on Benevolent Patriarchs.

“Bernie Sanders isn’t saying anything about feminist politics. He’s not integrating any kind of feminist politics into his vision. I think the important thing is that we see this as the continuum of patriarchal power reasserting itself, and not as though Trump invented it or makes it possible—because it has been there. It’s been there, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Making Feminism Acceptable – bell hooks

Often when arguing about feminism on the internet, I hear from my opponents – well there are just sooo many types of feminism – how can my brain handle all this variation.  Let’s just simplify the notion a touch.  There is the feminism that pleases men and there is the feminism that doesn’t.  The feminism ...

Dead Wild Roses: bell hooks on ‘Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalism Patriarchy ‘

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Dead Wild Roses: All About Love: bell hooks.

Just started reading Hooks’ treatise on Love.  Only twenty two pages but already word-gold is present:   One of the most important social myths we must debunk if we are to become a more loving culture is the one that teaches parents that abuse and neglect can coexist with love.  Abuse and neglect negate love.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Bell Hooks – Lifestyle Feminism

“Lifestyle feminism ushered in the notion that there could be as many versions of feminism as there were women. Suddenly the politics was being slowly removed from feminism. And the assumption prevailed that no matter what a woman’s politics, be she conservative or liberal, she too could fit feminism into her existing lifestyle. Obviously this ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Sexual Revolution – Bell Hooks

Damn women getting all uppity and full of agency, the nerve… “Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Sexual Revolution – Bell Hooks

Damn women getting all uppity and full of agency, the nerve… “Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy ...

Dead Wild Roses: Bell Hooks on Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Bell Hooks on Patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Women Shrink – Andrea Dworkin; Bell Hooks – On Feminism

A couple of feminist quote of the day just for my AVFM friends who might be lurking around in the shadows waiting to explain how oppressed being (usually) white and male is. “Men often react to women’s words – speaking and writing – as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: Bell Hooks – On Romance and Violence

“Women reading romances are being encouraged to accept the idea that violence heightens and intensifies sexual pleasure. They are also encouraged to believe that violence is a sign of masculinity and a gesture of male care, that the degree to which a man becomes violently angry corresponds to the intensity of his affection and care. ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...