bell hooks, Beyonce and Defining Feminism

The recent Are You Still a Slave? panel, which is part of bell hooks’s week long residency at The New School has produced a lot of debate following hooks’ use of the term “terrorist” is discussing Beyonce. As ever, there is a lot of discussion about the panel: about what hooks meant; who gets to define feminism; and who gets to use the label feminist.

I have collated a number of articles and blogs which I’ve read on the panel below but do watch the panel as well. Please do leave links to anything I’ve missed in the comments below. I will only be including women’s responses in keeping with the ethos of this network.

Is bell hooks right to call Beyoncé a terrorist? by CLAIRE HYNES

Beyoncé’s control of her own image belies the bell hooks ‘slave’ critique by Roxane Gay

Here’s What Bell Hooks Got Wrong About Beyoncé Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist by Lauren Davidson

bell hooks Called Beyoncé an Anti-Feminist Terrorist by Jillian Mapes 

Is Beyoncé a Terrorist? Black Feminist Scholars Debate bell hooks by Jamilah King

Feminist Scholar Bell Hooks Calls Beyonce A Terrorist by Lauren R.D. Fox

bell hooks on Beyoncé: She Is a ‘Terrorist’ Because of Her ‘Impact On Young Girls’ by 

bell hooks Calls Beyoncé a Terrorist by 

What bell hooks Really Means When She Calls Beyoncé a ‘Terrorist’ by Hillary Crosley

On bell, Beyonce’, and Bullshit at Crunk Feminist Collective

Feminist bell hooks Calls Beyoncé A “Terrorist” by » By 

On bell hooks and Feminist Blind Spots: Why Theory Will Not Set Us Free by Kimberly Foster