Short Essay Questions Key
1. According to hooks, what are the goals of feminism?
Hooks claims that the goals of feminism include ending all forms of sexism, oppression, and sexist exploitation. Feminism tries to achieve its goals not by targeting men, but by questioning the structure of the society.
2. Why does hooks feel that white females were the first leaders of the feminist movement?
White females were the leaders of the feminist movement because black women, during the time feminism emerged, were involved in the civil rights and black liberation movements. As a result, white women were seen as the stars of feminism early on.
3. What are the differences between reformist thinkers and revolutionary thinkers?
Early feminism was split between reformist thinkers and revolutionary thinkers. Reformist thinkers wanted women to fit and thrive within the societal system that already existed. Revolutionary thinkers were determined to transform society entirely by eliminating patriarchy.
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