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[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

My favorite thing about this book is that it covers every right and left wing talking point about men. All the concerns about men I've ever heard were at least mentioned in this book. In most cases, they were resolved satisfactorily.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

Good book. Surprisingly sympathetic to men, which makes the whole thing a lot more palatable to the target audience.

Great recommendation.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

I have read her book Feminism Is for Everybody which is amazing. Saving this to read in its entirety

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

bell hooks, rest in peace. truly an incredible author, i originally learned of her from the news she had passed away :(

just wanted to post to let people know that she styled her name literally "bell hooks", as all lowercase

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

When I read this I kept anticipating some twist where the author would turn around and say "but... actually none of your problems matter and all the problems in the world is your personal fault". But the twist never came, and I think it was the first time I read a feminist author that seemed to genuinely care about me as a person. Not as an instrument for other purposes, but just because I'm a person in this world.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

I'm gonna link this in the sidebar.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago (1 children)

I'm in the process of reading this (and a dozen other books lol). Interesting so far. Haven't formed opinions yet. But definitely appreciate Bell Hooks for having tackled this subject.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago (1 children)

Hey, just as an FYI, bell hooks specifically asked that her name not be capitalized. Takes a bit of getting used to, but wanted to pop a message in so that people knew the spelling on the cover shown here is deliberate.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

Appreciate that. Will fix.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago

I highly suggest this one, a friend of mine has read it and she was showing me parts of the book. It's in my "to read" list.