Feminism Lives! (Again)
Grant, Catherine. 2015. Feminism Lives! (Again). Photoworks Annual(22), pp. 196-206. [Article]
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Abstract or Description
Being a feminist is no longer embarrassing or outmoded (most of the time). What it means, to be a feminist, however, is not necessarily clear. Many people agree with feminist ideas, without feeling that being a feminist describes who they are. For many self-identified feminists, their politics are not a simple, stand-alone case but are woven alongside concerns with queer, antiracist and/or anti-capitalist politics. We have gone through mainstream notions of individual empowerment that have drawn on feminism, only to find ourselves in the ruins of neoliberalism (for the 99% at least). This has meant that many people have circled back to earlier radical feminist projects that go beyond demanding equality in society as it exists today, and instead conceptualise feminism as a way of rethinking what our world, identities and relationships could look like if current power structures were reimagined.