It makes sense that I found this on Feministing.

I love Feministing for a lot of reasons. Firstly, they’re a one-stop-shop for feminist news and brief commentary — they’re more of a feminist news blog than anything else I’ve found. I read them every day for a quick heads-up on what’s going on. Secondly, Jessica has more karma-points than perhaps anyone else I’ve ever know. She’s hooked me up with so many opportunities, I don’t even know where to start counting. And she’s done it for many, many feminist bloggers. That woman spreads the love like no one else, and I am eternally grateful to her for that. Thirdly, Feministing covers pop culture, and they cover it well. So I was quite excited to see this bell hooks piece, on pop culture, posted there:

Right on the money.


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5 comments for “It makes sense that I found this on Feministing.

  1. miss sophie
    September 16, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    except for the idea that a braveheart put the idea of british imperialism into the “little maps” of the scots and the irish. What about the IRA? Sinn Fein? The scottish national party? Or even Plaid Cymru? That the celtic nations of the British isles has never thought about this idea before big old america showed us is partonising and so far off the money as to be pretty offensive. Britain was basically having a civil war for the last 20 years about this very issue, people were dying, but it was only once braveheart came along we suddenly started thinking about it!!!! what the hell!? it may have changed how americans thought about this, but not what was going on in the uk!!

  2. rachel
    September 16, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    this song at the opening of the video, “blood of eden”…i love it, but that’s a little off topic.

    when i watched the video what struck me was how the scene of the woman being raped and the black man getting beat up were so similar.

    i suppose that mel gibson also put jesus on the minds of people who had never stopped to think of it before, hmmm….? (sarcasm, btw.) she made some good points, but i agree about the braveheart thing.

  3. BabyGirl
    September 16, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Miss Sophie, I think she specifically meant the average American, NOT people in the UK.

  4. willa
    September 17, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I agree, I think bell hooks was referring to the average American person, not someone from the UK.

    Her words are so refreshing and concise! I wish I were as eloquent as she is.

  5. miss sophie
    September 17, 2007 at 6:07 am

    I stand corrected!

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