Lesson 1 (from Feminist Politics: Where We Stand)
Feminist Politics: Where We Stand
Hooks portrays feminism as the movement with the goal to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. She claims that the target of feminism is not men, rather it is the structure of society that patriarchy exists in. Hooks also alleges that the goals of feminism have been morphed and tarnished since the beginning of the feminist movement, and it is time to restart the movement. Hooks also claims that it has been hard for feminists to spread their messages through the media. This lesson will examine the goals of feminism as hooks portrays them.
1. Class Discussion: Describe the goals of feminism as hooks presents them. Do you think that these are accurately described as being the goals of feminism? Why or why not?
2. Group Discussion: Why do you think hooks mentions that the target of feminism is not men, but...
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