The Will to Change – Bell Hooks

Ich möchte, dass alle Menschen dieses Buch lesen. Ich habe noch nie so viel über die Probleme in der Liebe und im zwischenmenschlichen wegen des Patriarchats gelernt, wie mit diesem Buch.
Ich möchte gar nicht so viel selbst schreiben. Daher ein paar Zitate

To create loving men, we must love males. Loving maleness is different from praising and rewarding males for living up to sexist-defined notions of male identity. Caring about men because of what they do for us is not the same as loving males for simply being. When we love maleness, we extend our love whether males are performing or not. Performance is different from simply being. In patriarchal culture males are not allowed simply to be who they are and to glory in their unique identity. Their value is always determined by what they do. In an anti-patriarchal culture males do not have to prove their value and worth. They know from birth that simply being gives them value, the right to be cherished and loved.

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Patriarchy demands of men that they become and remain emotional cripples. Since it is a system that denies men full access to their freedom of will, it is difficult for any man of any class to rebel against patriarchy, to be disloyal to the patriarchal parent, be that parent female or male.

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