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Communion: The Female Search for Love: 2 (Love Song to the Nation, 2)

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Hooks tries to address women-social conditions, feminism, man-woman relationships, self-perception in women, and patriarchal morality used to groom women in society. It’s not until page 88 that she tells us what she thinks love is (mostly paraphrasing someone else), and then she’s glad to leave it at one sentence, and none of the components (such as respect, trust, responsibility, knowledge) are elaborated on.

She said that she wrote this book for women in their 40s, but that really deep down she wishes that younger women would make an audience of this book to change the narrative sooner. bell hooks also includes some memoir material in this book, detailing parts of her life I had never read about or learned about before. pg, 22) And her private rebellion, with the decision to further her education at Stanford University, against her fathers wish; “ I defied the will of the father.For example, women who grow up in Nigeria are often policed by systems and institution, on their choice of clothing, spaces to exist (or be), to protect them from male assault- very little is done to promote similar messaging amongst men.

I'm still going to give this a decent rating, though, because I feel like hooks made a lot of good points. Ultimately, Bell Hooks presents a philosophy in which loving one’s self is the launching pad that could lead to a myriad of realities. Celebrated as one of our nation's leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's 100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life, she is a charismatic speaker who divides her time among teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world.

I liked this book even though I don’t think it was as groundbreaking or tightly argued as her books The Will to Change or All About Love.

Circles of love, which are intimate relationships that allow for sexual intercourse between more than one partner, may also be favorable to women in the progressive era. In chapter two, titled Love’s proper place, Bell Hooks explains that in teaching men how to love, they would be less contentious about female’s agency and rebel against the system that has permitted such absurdities. bell hooks (born Gloria Jean Watkins) was an African-American author, feminist, and social activist. Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, was an American author and social activist who was Distinguished Professor in Residence at Berea College.Es handelt von Gleichberechtigung und Vorstellungen, die längst überholt sind und ganz wichtig, von Selbstliebe. Chapter seven, Choosing and learning to love, notes that celibacy and being alone can help women confront themselves and examine their relationship with intimacy.

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