name is Alisha, I'm 17 years
old, and I am currently writing
a research paper on the existence
of feminism in the 1990's. Before
I started researching what feminism
actually was and is, I had terrible
misconceptions about feminism
which were shared by my friends
and college public policy class.
I am pleased to say I am a lot
wiser than before. I'm writing
to ask if you have any information
on why someone would think the
feminism movement is "dead."
Thank you for your time.
for your note and for your confirmation
that feminism isn't dead. I
think that your experience of
having to sift through the image
of feminism and the reality
of feminism is all too common.
I think that Time magazine
failed to go through that process.
I think that instead of looking
to actual "feminism"--as defined
by and experienced by feminists,
Time magazine looked
to the media's interpretation
of feminism. When you look at
what feminists themselves are
actually doing you will be lead
to grassroots work, such as
domestic violence work, welfare
to work organizing, including
more women in the media, etc...So
encourage people to look past
the image and to the reality.
Thanks for writing - and write
again if you need further information.