February 28, 2005

Know Your Feminists!

Well we've classified the Islamists already, so we may as well classify the feminists too. On the question of what, exactly, "Third Wave feminism" is, here's an interesting interview piece on the subject from long ago by Tamara Straus. The Big Question: "Can a Third Wave that tries to push forward urgent feminist issues -- such as national heath care and child care as well as the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment -- also champion girlie power with its penchant for adolescent role playing?" That's not what I thought Third Wave feminism was about, but I guess I was wrong.
-- Brad Plumer 2:00 AM || ||