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Young Feminists

What’s a “Bad Feminist”?

In her bestseller, Bad Feminist, 40-year-old Roxane Gay calls herself a “bad feminist” because she likes Hip-hop music with sexist lyrics, “Law and Order” (which abounds in rape plots), anything pink, and Vogue. I assume Gay, a third wave feminist, consulted the second wave feminist playbook when drawing the conclusion that she’s [...]

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Why Young Women Choose Bernie Over Hillary: Analyzing Gloria Steinem’s “Joke”

By Evelyn Gilman, Guest Blogger “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys?’  The boys are with Bernie.” — Gloria Steinem on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”   Gloria Steinem’s comment was a joke, or an attempt at one, but it also reveals more than her trying to be funny on a TV talk show. To make an analogy, [...]

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