Tag Archives: intergenerational dialogue

Jack Halberstam’s Flying Circus: on postmodernism and the scapegoating of trans women

Tweet  With mainstream discussion around trigger warnings circling the drain of bad faith and broken ethics, Jack Halberstam’s article on the matter was as inevitable as it is unhelpful. It belongs to the peculiar species of toxicity that activists produce when we struggle manfully against the Jungian shadows created by our work: we stridently accuse [...]
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Erica Jong thinks you’re not having enough sex

TweetErica Jong–originator of “the zipless fuck” and longtime feminist novelist and nonfiction writer–took the time out of her allegedly very busy sexual schedule yesterday to paint a picture of our prude, passionless generation. “Generalizing about cultural trends is tricky,” she writes, and then goes on to extrapolate that the majority of younger Americans are as [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet GLAAD asked folks to wear purple today, in honor of the recent LGBT teen suicides. Above is Johnny Weir’s participation (courtesy of Chloe). Another report of a gay young person’s suicide–this time Corey Jackson, a student at Oakland University. So far there are no reports of bullying as a factor in his death. I [...]
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Anna Quindlen on young women and feminism

TweetYesterday I went to the More Magazine Reinvention Convention, where one of the keynote addresses was given by Anna Quindlen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times columnist and bestselling novelist. Quindlen was interviewed by author and Good Morning America contributor Lee Woodruff. At the start of the interview, Quindlen said that she would never [...]
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Responding to Susan Faludi: On mentoring and “being seen”

TweetSusan Faludi’s recent piece in Harper’s on intergenerational conflict in the feminist movement has already provoked thoughtful rebuttals—both here on Feministing and across the feminist blogosphere. Like others, I found her stereotyping of young feminists as matricidal, materialistic, and frivolous to be insulting and unfair; choosing Courtney Martin, of all people, to represent this young [...]
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