Thursday, September 13, 2007
Britain's Young Feminists
Louise France and Eva Wiseman set it straight, with a piece in the Observer Woman on how younger women's attempts to rebrand feminism 35 years after the launch of Spare Rib magazine. The article begins:
My mother and I are in the pub. I tell her that I'm researching a piece about Britain's young feminists. My mother, who is in her 50s and was inspired by reading Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch when she was a Seventies housewife, looks astonished. 'But there aren't any,' she says, with the finality of a lid being placed on a saucepan.
F-Word editor Jess McCabe and other young feminists answer the following questions: How did you become a feminist? How are you different from your mum's generation? What are the clichés about feminism? Can you be a feminist and go to a lap-dancing club? What makes you angry? Check out their answers here.
(Thank you, Catherine, for the clarification!! -GWP)