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Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics Themes

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Reformists v. Revolutionaries within the Feminist Movement

The author of the book, bell hooks (all lower case letters if preferred by the author), is a revolutionary activist within the feminist movement. She takes great care in her book, Feminism Is for Everybody to draw distinctions between revolutionaries and reformists. Revolutionary feminists were those women who first organized the movement. Their goal, simply stated, was to transform the patriarchal society into one that is completely sexually neutral.

Reformists, on the other hand, were advocates for conditions short of that goal. For example, reformists saw advancements for women in positions of power in business as progress for the feminist movement. They were satisfied to crack the door open and have a few women move to the top. They were happy with equal pay for equal work legislation and regulations and with equal opportunities for advancements. While such progress was positive, focus...

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