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The bell hooks Phone Line Calls For a Feminist Intervention

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: • References: feminist-phone-intervention.tumblr & powderroom.jezebel
The bell hooks phone line is a Godsend when it comes to relentless, creepy dudes who are determined to get your digits.

I don't know a single woman who hasn't had trouble turning down a dude's advances, or given her number out and then immediately regretted it. Sometimes a firm "no" will do the trick; unfortunately, that's not always enough. In that case, the bell hooks phone line will "[P]rotect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted 'suitor' calls or texts."

This brilliant (and hilarious) automated line responds to texts with a bell hooks quote. For those of you unfamiliar, bell hooks is a feminist author and social activist who writes about the intersectionality between race, capitalism and gender. In the wake of the UCSB tragedy, this line is a strong social commentary on the fact that women are "raised to know it’s safer to give a fake phone number than to directly reject an aggressive guy." Stats for Feminist Phone Lines Trending: This Quarter & Popular
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Concept: Bell Hooks Phone Line
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Segment: Females, 12-55
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