Monday, April 6, 2009

Bell Hooks

I really enjoyed the rest of Wounds of Passion. Hooks did an excellent job reflecting on her verbal and physical abuse from Mack. I was struck by his manipulative and mind controlling behavior over Hooks and how she deals with their "open relationship." She convincingly shows how this type of relationship does not work for her, or really most people, because ultimately, one of the partners involved will get hurt.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you completely. I feel that a lot of the relationships that have been described in some of these memoirs are idealistic. Yes, it would be great if relationships did not give us boundaries as sexual beings, but then what is the point of relationships, right? I guess a relationship is about self control and commitment, so we need this boundaries to make them work.