http://race.eserver.org/misogyny.htmlHave you read this? I think it's pretty fascinating.
Thanks for turning me on to this. I haven't read the whole thing, but so far it's the kind of tired, reductive "blame everything on the white male hegemony" thing that has given liberalism, academia, political correctness, etc. such a bad name. By condemning the sort of core values of a whole culture (i.e. Euro-American culture)it makes it impossible to solve any problems. I think that there are some core values that are very good, that are mostly based on the golden rule. Such reductiveness also makes it impossible to form a more pointed critique of a particular industry and its ills, that could potentially cause some behavior to change.I'll make my stance more clear when I post.
From this response, it sounds as though you are relating white male hegemony with the core values of our culture, which, hopefully you weren't.But I don't think that suggesting that there are serious problems with the way gender and race relations are set up in our country (and world) in a very fundamental, far-reaching way is far fetched, or tired (especially coming from bell hooks) and while I think it can be a bit too reductive, I think the essay addresses some fairly specific issues in the context of sweeping problems.
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