“Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.” So begins Feminism is for Everybody, a short, accessible introduction to feminist theory by one of its liveliest and most influential practitioners.
Designed to be read by all genders, this book provides both a primer to the question, ‘What is feminism,’ and an argument for the enduring importance of the feminist movement today.
Beginning with a broad survey of feminism’s most important themes and concerns, Bell Hooks demystifies contentious concepts and turns apparent ideology into common sense. Providing a critical evaluation of the successes and failures of contemporary feminism, she looks at a wide variety of topics including reproductive rights, sexual violence, race, class and work. Hooks encourages us to demand alternatives to patriarchal, racist and homophobic culture and thereby to seek out a different future.
Gloria Jean Watkins (born September 25, 1952), better known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. The name "bell hooks" is borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.