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  •  "The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist (3+ / 0-)

    Revolution" by Shulamith Firestone. The most wonderful Marxian analysis of the feminist revolution.

    Feminism was so bold back in the 60s-70s. I have to say I don't recognize it in its current form. Coopted? Maybe. Matured? I don't think so, but that's for women to decide.

    I look forward to a strong rebirth.

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

    by the fan man on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 08:52:32 PM PDT

    •  Susan Faludi Backlash (2+ / 0-)
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      the fan man, Silencio

      Feminism was bold.  I think it has become reactive rather than proactive.  Time for the next wave.  The belief that what one has now will last forever without realizing the historical struggle to get what one has doesn't help.  

      •  How can one think historically if it's not (0+ / 0-)

        taught and continually scrubbed from popular history? That plus we are fast losing the capacity to recall anything past last week makes it difficult.

        Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

        by the fan man on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 04:21:43 AM PDT

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        •  I reassure myself in this way; (2+ / 0-)
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          Silencio, the fan man

          feminism keeps happening whether history is scrubbed or not.  and for the curious today, there is the internet.  At least for the time being.

          It is true that women have to keep reinventing the wheel, but they do keep reinventing it.

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