What The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism undoubtedly is, is a classic text of Reformist feminism, a feminist subgroup populated almost exclusively by white, middle-class women like Levenson and like myself. Feminist educator bell hooks explains the term in her excellent primer Feminism is for Everybody as follows: From its earliest inception feminist movement was polarised. Reformist thinkers chose to emphasis gender equality. [They wanted to] simply alter the existing system so that women would have more rights... They could break free of male domination in the workforce and at home and be more self-determining in their lifestyles. While sexism did not end, they could maximise their freedom within the existing system. And they could count on there being a lower class of exploited subordinated women to do the dirty work they were refusing to do. For Reformist feminists, 'choice' is, indeed, the most important remaining feminist issue. But for everybody else, it is a vital aspect in a much wider fight.
https://www.passle.net/Content/Images/passle_logo-186px.png Passle https://passle.net
More posts by Anissa Bns
As a free user, you can follow Passle and like posts.
To repost this post to your own Passle blog, you will need to upgrade your account.
For plans and pricing, please contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org