Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bell Hooks Book - Free Download

"Feminism is for Everybody" by the feminist writer Bell Hooks, can be downloaded as PDF from the following link:

http://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf

Yes, I do read feminist books! Yes, I do know what feminism is! So don't ever tell me to "read feminist books", and don't ever tell me that I don't know what feminism is.

Yes, in case you haven't figured it out, I am a strong believer in the maxim of  "know your enemy".

Quite a few wet-behind-the-ears, bushytailed young feminists have breathlessly urged me to "read Bell Hooks", under the impression that this would somehow make me "see the light" regarding feminism. Well, I have indeed read a number of Bell Hooks books, and the sky looks darker than ever. Sorry 'bout that, bushytails!

But I'm on a roll now. So, if you ever had a hankering to read every book Andrea Dworkin ever published, you can get all fourteen of them free, here:

http://radfem.org/dworkin/

I confess that I have only read about 7 of them. Does that mean I should shut up about feminism altogether until I have read all fourteen of them?

Finally, here is the landmark essay by Audre Lorde, titled "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House.":

http://lists.econ.utah.edu/pipermail/margins-to-centre/2006-March/000794.html

Know your enemy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have feminists read anti feminism statistics, analysis and perspectives.

And have anti feminists read some of the feminist books.

Let's see what happens after that, and whose eyes are really opened.


My bet is on a lot of feminists losing their faith, being challenged by reality and either coping with it with some real denial or giving feminism up for good.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Astrokid NJ said...

I cant bring myself to read their essays. Gets boring and I drop them.
for e.g http://gynocentrism.com/2013/08/15/gynocentrism-humanism-and-the-patriarchy/ recommended an essay by Iris Young.. I just couldnt get past the first few paragraphs.

What baffles me.. is how come there are all these women in such high academic positions.. are they really this stupid about Patriarchy Theory?
I sometimes feel that surely I am missing something.

It would be a great help if you can occasionally demonstrate they were indeed stupid by dissecting some of their pieces, say.

11:19 PM  

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