there! I think your website
is amazing, keep up the good
work. My name is Melody and
I am at the University of Western
Sydney Nepean, and I really
need help on post feminism.
I have been given an assignment
and the question that I need
to answer is as follows; "Discuss
the notion of postfeminism in
relation to the careers of Madonna"?
It would be greatly appreciated
if you can kindly help me! There
are so many ideas going through
my head I just don't know how
I am going to write a 1000 word
essay on the above question.
Please help me!! Thank you so
happy to contribute my opinion
to your paper - but I actually
don't believe in the concept
of postfeminism. For instance,
if we were living in a post
feminist era, why would we need
an entire site called "feminist.com"
that addresses issues like rape,
incest, sexual harassment, job
discrimination, sexist ads,
etc....Once these issues are
taken care of perhaps I'll consider
post-feminism, but until then
we need feminism - a consciously
political movement - to create
positive social change.
I will offer that what Madonna
and others like her represent
is some of feminism's possibilities.
For instance, Madonna can choose
to be single and a single mother
and she can choose to be sexy
- these are choices for her,
but for previous generations
they were looked down upon or
they were assumed, therefore,
feminism needed to expose that
inequity. And remember that
feminism isn't so much about
what choice we make, but the
freedom to make those choices.
In Madonna's case they means
that some people might not agree
with choices she has made, but
she had the freedom to make
them and she didn't hurt anyone
in the process of making them.
also think that Madonna is a
product of feminism - she like
me, grew up with feminism. Whether
you chose to embrace feminism
or reject it - anyone born roughly
after 1960 -- has lived a feminist
informed life. So I think that
we need to look at Madonna and
all of her incarnations of what
feminism can produce, but not
overlook that many people aren't
making a billion dollars like
Madonna is, so those choices
won't come as easily. And until
they come to everyone - regardless
of how much money we are making
- then we can't even contemplate
post-feminism. Happy writing.