Quotation by bell hooks

A central tenet of modern feminist thought has been the assertion that "all women are oppressed." This assertion implies that women share a common lot, that factors like class, race, religion, sexual preference, etc. do not create a diversity of experience that determines the extent to which sexism will be an oppressive force in the lives of individual women.
bell hooks (b. 1955), African American author and educator. Feminist Theory, ch. 1 (1984).

Hooks had grown up poor in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
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