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My 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.

Thanks 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.


Amy

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