Communion: The Female Search for Love (Love Trilogy)
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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
The subtitle of the book is “The Female Search for Love.” And yet, despite “love” being integral to this whole book and all her ideas, bell h ...more
she references and critiques contemporary ...more
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
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
"He defines these six pillars as the practice of living consciously, of self-acceptance, of self-responsibility, of self-assertiveness, of living purposefully, and of personal integrity. Of these, self-acceptance is particularly hard for females. Branden defines self-acceptance as the 'refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself. ...more
In bell hooks’ opinion, the modern feminist movement has failed in its discussion of love and the search for love. She wants a widespread discussion and acknowledgement of the necessity of love, both for the self, and for other actualized partners. Although her book was not too in depth (it is mostly a surface awareness of the issues and how they pertain to sexism), I still found it enlightening.
When hooks described that the mother and daughter rivalry and discordance is actually perpetuated an ...more
bell hooks writes of love in the broadest sense, and focuses on the necessity of self-love in particular. hooks disassembles false binaries that shape women's choices and advocates for a much richer exploration of that ways that confidence, relationships and power shape women - and men's - opportunity to develop deep love.
While the narrative is at times redundant, hooks' points are well t ...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
제목에서 예상할 수는 없었지만 양성 평등에 관한 내용인데, 그동안 내가 인종적, 성적, 신체적 평등 등에 관해 얼마나 무심했는지 알 수 있었던 것 같다. 어조가 다소 강하긴 하지만, 언제나 그렇듯 다양한 색조의 강한 의견을 다 들으면 회색보다 깊은 합에 이를 수 있다고 생각한다.
그 뿐 아니라, 지난 몇 년간 내가 느꼈던 일련의 감정이나 생각들이 다른 누군가의 새로운 용어를 통해 정의되고,
실제로 어떤 나라에서는 그런 일들이 수십년 전부터 있었다는 말에 안도감을 느꼈다.
게다가 세상에는 소유하고 지배하려고 하는 가부장적인 사람들만 있지는 않다는 말에서 희망을 느낄 수 있었다.
흥미로운 책이다. 나에게는 좋은 책이었다.