Saturday, March 2, 2013

bell hooks nails one

I've criticized bell hooks before, but I completely agree with this observation about feminism:

"If improving conditions in the workplace for women had been a central agenda for feminist movement in conjunction with efforts to obtain better-paying jobs for women and finding jobs for unemployed women of all classes, feminism would have been seen as a movement addressing the concerns of all women. Feminist focus on careerism, getting women employed in high-paying professions, not only alienated masses of women from feminist movement; it also allowed feminist activists to ignore the fact that increased entry of bourgeois women into the work force was not a sign that women as a group were gaining economic power." —bell hooks, "Rethinking the Nature of Work"

via A Different Class