In Defense of Feminist Dissent

April 1, 2014

Does infighting among feminists distract from our mission to end inequality? Answers will vary depending on who we ask, but this article from The Guardian surveys six contemporary voices who briefly discuss the good, bad, and ugly, but always with the hope that we are making progress.

Readers who are neophytes to the feminisms of our day may find this link instructive and encouraging, especially when they become aware of the interests, arguments, and focus areas of particular significance to them. Alternatively, others may find the article slightly uncomfortable if old rivalries and wounds are remembered. In either case, the diversity and stories of who we are, warts and all, are a vital part of our identity, and that is as true for us as individuals as it is for the communities of feminists we belong to and advocate for.

To borrow from Walt Wittman, “…the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.” What will your verse be?

Click here to read the article featuring short pieces by Robin Morgan, Charlotte Raven, Amrit Wilson, Selma James, Gail Lewis and Nawal El Saadawi. 

 

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