September 25, 1952

“Feminism is not anti-male;; Feminism is anti-sexism”

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Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, American author, professor, feminist, and social activist was born.

The name “bell hooks” is borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks.

The focus of hooks’ writing was the intersectionality of race, capitalism, and gender, and what she described as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination. She published more than 30 books and numerous scholarly articles, appeared in documentary films, and participated in public lectures. Her work addressed race, class, gender, art, history, sexuality, mass media, and feminism.

Also an academic, she taught at institutions including Stanford University, Yale University, and The City College of New York, before in 2004 joining Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where a decade later she founded the bell hooks Institute. (Wikipedia)

“As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.” 

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