Thursday, August 30, 2007

Guardian post on "Third Wave" now up

Here it is, here. I'd like to note that the rest of the paragraph that ends with "shaving your legs" went like this, before it was cut AGAINST MY WISHES:
To Walker, "third wave" meant a feminism linked to her mother's, but different. It meant continuing and improving upon the best that second-wave feminism had to offer - grassroots activism and critique of the media, for instance - but still shaving your legs. It meant embracing multiculturalism, contradiction, and, if that’s what grooved you, proudly sporting a thong. Soon after Walker’s rallying cry, author/activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards published their book, ManifestA, which provided analysis and strategy for the young women now poised to carry the torch. This was a propitious moment.
Just sayin. I did not want them to end with "shaving your legs" when there was so much more substance to the graf.


Veronica said...

I love this line:

It is confusing to be a daughter of feminism in a culture that has changed in your favour - but stopped halfway (at most).

It is so true. Thank you for it. As you know, the work I do in higher ed gets more difficult only because I have to fight the myth that women have won and so I should close up show and go home. I only wish that were true.

Deborah Siegel said...

Thank you for your comment, Veronica! Would love to talk with you bout this further sometime...

Deborah Siegel said...

And thank you, Gwen, for telling me the printed version didn't sound as condescending as I feared!