At a glance:
- Author: Gloria Watkins
- First Published: 1981
- Type of Work: Cultural criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics, Sociology
- Subjects: African Americans, Civil rights, Racism, Sexism, Gender roles, Slavery or slaves, Feminism, Women's issues, Women, Women's movement, Women's rights
Form and Content
In the introduction to Ain’t I a Woman, Bell Hooks says that the primary intent of the project was originally to “document the impact of sexism on the social status of black women.” As she worked on it, however, her focus expanded, and she adopted a more inclusive, holistic point of view that includesthe politics of racism and sexism from a feminist perspective . . . the impact of sexism on the black woman during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent feminist movement, and the black woman’s...
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