Ain't I a Woman
Illustrating her analysis with moving personal accounts, Ain't I a Woman is deeply critical of the racism inherent in the thought of many middle-class white feminists who have failed to address issues of race and class.
While acknowledging the conflict of loyalty to race or sex is still a dilemma, hooks challenges the view that race and gender are two separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to end racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.
bell hooks (1952-2021) was an author, feminist and activist, whose writing was at the juncture of race, class, and gender. A figurehead of intersectionality, she authored numerous feminist classics and in 2014 the bell hooks institute was founded in her name. Her books include Ain't I a Woman (Pluto, 1987), Feminist Theory (Pluto, 2000) and Feminism is for Everybody (Pluto, 2000).
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