The bell hooks Phone Line Calls For a Feminist Intervention

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."