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Feminist Politics: Where We Stand

• Hooks claims that the role of feminism is to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression by targeting the structure of society rather than men.

• Early feminism was split between reformist thinkers and revolutionary thinkers.

Consciousness-Raising: A Constant Change of Heart

• The tenets of feminism emerged through debates and disagreements.

• The focus of feminism shifted to high-profile women who could afford universities, which caused displacement of revolutionary feminist thinkers.

Sisterhood Is Still Powerful

• Hooks noticed that her classes at Stanford with both men and women had less women speaking up and voicing their opinions, except in her women's studies courses.

• Hooks claimed that one of feminism's greatest foes was the "enemy within."

Feminist Education for Critical Consciousness

• Education became an important target of the feminist movement, as feminists hoped to have more literature by women included in school curriculum.

• A goal of the feminist...

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