Feminism Mattered in 2014 and Matters in the New Year
December 30, 2014
“We cannot become complacent about the rights we have wrested from an often unwilling world,“ writes Dr. Regina Barreca in her Psychology Today column, “Snow White Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Dr. Barreca lists seven reasons demonstrating “Why Feminism Matters in 2014—and in 2015.” Here is a sample paragraph (Number 3 on her list):
“‘Power is the ability not to have to please,’ critic Elizabeth Janeway tells us. Women and girls often regard their ability to please as, paradoxically, one of their greatest strengths. As a culture, we still encourage women and girls to ‘make nice.’ We should be teaching them to ‘make trouble.’ Nice alone doesn’t make history. Nice alone doesn’t break down barriers, break apart powerful cliques, cartels or consortiums of inherited power and privilege which are, unsurprisingly, often gender-linked”
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