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Analysis Of Sheryl Sandberg And Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In '

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Since the last century, we have seen feminists rise to fight for women’s right on the basis of gender equality. While feminists did have an impact in this world on feminism, not all feminists had the same point of view. A well-known example of this statement is two texts that had an impact for feminism on a national level and yet one contradicted the other: “Lean In: What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg and “Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In” by bell hooks. Sandberg shares her anecdote as reasons for her points on feminism and hooks writes an article that contradicts Sandberg’s view on feminism. Even the title (Sandberg’s book is “Lean In” and hooks’ article is “Beyond Lean In”) of each text is evidence enough for the contradiction.…show more content…
For hooks, Sandberg is just a rich white lady who no idea about poor-middle class black women/women of color. hooks believes that, “We must understand that challenging and dismantling patriarchy is at the core of the contemporary feminist struggle- this is essential and necessary if women and men are to be truly liberated from outmoded sexist thinking and actions” (662). hooks thinks that Sandberg’s vision of individual women leaning in at the corporate table does not include any clear statements of which group of women she is speaking to and about. hooks criticizes Sandberg’s text saying that it offers the reader no understanding of what men must do to unlearn sexist thinking (663). Another point with which hooks critics Sandberg’s book as a hole is, “She is simply taking old ideas and giving them a new twist” (664). Now, as we have seen, we know that hooks doesn’t side with Sandberg. But, she doesn’t necessary side totally against Sandberg either. There are other older female feminist advocates who blatantly denounced Sandberg’s work and boldly announced their refusal to read her book. But unlike other feminists, as a feminist cultural critic, hooks found the eagerness with which Sandberg was viciously attacked from other feminists disheartening. In all, as a critic, hooks finds Sandberg restating some point every other feminist makes and as a feminist hooks agrees with Sandberg about the social norms in…show more content…
While feminists did have an impact in this world on feminism, not all feminists had the same point of view. A well-known example of this statement is two texts that had an impact for feminism on a national level and yet one contradicted the other: “Lean In: What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg and “Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In” by bell hooks. Sandberg shares her anecdote as reasons for her points on feminism and hooks writes an article that contradicts Sandberg’s view on feminism. Even the title (Sandberg’s book is “Lean In” and hooks’ article is “Beyond Lean In”) of each text is evidence enough for the contradiction. “Lean In” here refers to women, that they lean into their
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