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.
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: