Tag Archives: intergenerational feminism

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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Intergenerational feminism and the path ahead

Tweet“So, what brings you to this luncheon?” I smile. “I’m a writer with Feministing.com, a blog for young feminists.” “Oh,” the woman raises her eyebrows. “How interesting! So are you a lawyer?” I look around at the room full of human rights lawyers and smile again. “No, Feministing is a blog, like a website? Anyways, [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Nonagenarian feminists

TweetMy grandmother turned 97 this week. She was born in 1914, which, as I reminded her several times throughout the day, was a very, very long time ago. Of course, the fact that she turned 97 on Wednesday didn’t stop her from kicking my sorry ass at Scrabble on Wednesday – twice. The second time, [...]
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Thanks, Mom

Tweet For keeping your last name and acting like it was no big deal, even though it was. For marrying a feminist man who supported your career ambitions and helped you raise two feminist daughters. For raising me with feminism in the water so that when I encountered the word and the idea, feminism seemed [...]
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What We Missed

TweetRH Reality Check has a breakdown of the most extreme candidates up for election next week and some of their positions. It’s a bit frightening. Have you checked out the Feministing Campus blog lately? Pockets of Understanding by Winter Trabex, is one not to miss. Author and Academic Judith “Jack” Halberstam publishes this response to [...]
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