Just to clear a something up.
There is more than one meaning for 'post' and there appears to be some confusion.
When we refer to post feminism, it is not about feminism on a post as some think.
(If only life WERE that simple.)
Perhaps you might like to pop across to the post feminist forum to think about what post feminism is.(The guerilla girls seem a bit scarey.)
Certainly my view is that after the first ardent waives of feminism, many women felt the need to reassert what they valued about femininty - which I think they feel had been undervalued by feminism in its extreme forms. Wikipedia is not really helpful with its definition.
But as Stephanie indicated on a comment on my post yesterday, Angela McRobbie is clear on this sort of thing.
And as synchronicity would have it, Anya in E selves had also only just mentioned the same article as Stephanie, but which I cannot read as Sheffield Uni does not subscribe to that journal ...
I am certainly REALLY looking forward to Anya's article on Sex and the City and hope I can get a copy of Angelaa McRobbie's article soon. (Hint, hint.)
But to get to the point, I enjoy the post feminist stuff a lot because I see myself as a post feminist someone who sees that it is possible to have a very broad idea of feminism. Feminism is more exhausting than the post stuff and far too intense for me.
I like the way the women on Sex and the City make choices about how to live. I think the show depicts women who outrageously enjoy feminine fashions, girlie food (cupcakes) and so on, they are feisty and busy and grab their rights to buy expensive stuff, indulge themselves and use their hard earned cash to do what they want to do. The show does not imply the world has changed from a patriarchy but it does show the post fem position within that patriarchy...
To take a post feminist position does not, I think, mean that you think the work is done. It is a position that recognises a plurality of possibilities for women.
But I am sure Anya will tell us more in due course.
And quite frankly I lurve Buffy.She is an ACTION CHICK ON TOP (Lynn megow):
In “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampires, Postmodernity, and Postfeminism,” author Susan Owen calls Buffy a post-feminist narrative, partly because “a female is controlling the narrative and delivering the punches.” In Buffy's world, the women don't need men to rid the world of the bad guys; Buffy kicks butt all by herself.
But while we wait, go here, as Stephanie suggests and have a real mean mean time.
- ,,Schieb Du Sau!"
- Interlude on academia ...
- Post feminist post
- DON'T trust the girls.net
- Trust the girls
- Tuesday is SHOPPING day!!
- Spaces of Uncertainty
- Obviously ....
- Giving peace a chance
- What Ted Said
- Bags are so very important
- Graffitti - democratic text?
- Getting Personal
- The Chancellors' rooms
- Tuesday is shopping day
- My mother said ....
- Satan's laundromat has
- Thursday is FOOD day
- Tuesday is Shopping Day.
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