I like your site. And appreciate the opportunity
to ask a question that I've been wondering
about. What exactly is "post-feminism"?
It kind of took me aback to hear that
phrase bantered about - I guess I never
realized feminism was over. And is there
I'm not kidding about that, by the way.
I'd really appreciate your answer. My current
hypothesis is that post-feminism is something
like "Thanks, ladies, for all the
work you've done gaining me rights, but
I think you really overdid it and that
now we should all go back home where we
belong," and that a "post-post" option
might be more in line with where I stand,
which is to encourage and help enable women
to have everything - family, job, fulfillment,
and freedom from guilt. Or does that make
me a feminist of the prefix-less variety?
I'm very curious.
Thanks for your help,
I actually think that post-feminist
is a very academic term -- it has never
really resonated with me. It's usage has
either been -- anti-feminist -- trying
to keep feminists from connecting to a
larger movement by assuming that it's dated
and over; or academic, theoretically we
have to move beyond the discourse of feminism.
Some people also say that post-feminist
and Third Wave feminism are similar --
however, Third Wave is very much building
on a feminist past and acknowledging
that there is still tremendous need for
feminism today -- both strategies and
problems. I think that using qualifiers
does more to hard feminism then help
-- yet it also allows some people to
feel visible when they otherwise might
not. I hope that helps.
Regardless of what you call yourself,
what you do is far more important