Communion: The Female Search for Love
Intimate, revealing, p...more
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Saying no to any devaluation and debasement of the female body is a loving practice.
"Everything is bearable when there is love. My wish is that you try to give more people more love. The only thing that lives forever is love." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Love is the foundation on which we build the house of our dreams. It's a house with many rooms. Relationships are part of the house, but they are not...more
I picked this book up on a whim after poking around in the library's gender studies section. Since I've never read much feminist literature at all, I decided to read it as I'd heard many good things about bell hooks & her writing from Rookie and various other feminist blogs.
That being said, I think this book is a pretty good introduction to the social issues that affect women, especially in their search for love. Among its topics, hooks discusses the importance of self-love, of love between...more
Through hooks, I have gained more insight into the areas of conflict present in my understanding of love and my relationship towards love. Her writing has introduced me to the idea of non-sexual romantic relationships and it just all makes sense, like, all of it.
I appreciate her insistence that men and women are not from different planets and the commitment she shows towards the disparaging holds of "gender...more
This has a lot for middle age women. I decided not to quit Christmas because I want to give this book as a present to my mom. Is i...more
Just don't read this.
If you haven't read All About Love, I'd say read it. If you have, you may be a little disappointed here.