I was wondering if you could share
your opinion on whether you believe that
there is physical stigmas, which are often
applied to Feminists?
Could you also please tell me a few of
the difficulties which feminists throughout
history have entailed, which have allowed
women of this generation to enjoy, and
do you think that a third wave of feminism
Thank you very much for your help,
I'm not exactly sure
what you mean by physical stigmas -- for
instance, do you mean the stereotypes such
as those related to not shaving, etc...
and otherwise not caring about their physical
appearance? Yes, those stigmas exist and
some feminists do reject traditional expressions
of femininity, but not all. And to your
other questions, in general, the whole
nature of feminism is that people identify
injustices, fight against them and others
reap the benefits.
For instance, most of
the women who fought for women to get the
vote died before ever being able to execute
that right themselves. There are numerous
things women have been denied, voting,
access to certain professions, access to
higher education, etc..., and today women
just enjoy them as if they were never an
I do think that a Third Wave
will occur -- but it will be one of consciousness
change to catch up with the legal change.
Since the later hasn't happened, at least
not in a comprehensive way, then it will
be years before we are there.
a Third Wave today, but it's more in name
than in theory.
I hope that helps