“The impulse to declare social movements dead is as old as social movements themselves; the term postfeminist was used as early as 1919, a year before women gained the right to vote.”

– Rebecca Traister, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women


4 thoughts on “postfeminism

    1. bradjordahl Post author

      Huh. I like how you’re reading the quote, but my first reaction was that the premature postfeminist label was pessimistic.

      Apparently many college-age women today don’t identify with the term “feminism.” I even remember getting odd looks from my parents when I checked the box for “Feminist” in a college survey of interests.

      1. bradjordahl Post author

        *holds head in hands*

        I’m realizing that I don’t always get sarcasm in text. I think it’s because I overanalyze. Is there a word for that?

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