Tuesday, October 9, 2007

4) How does one reconcile cultural traditions with modern feminism?

1 comment:

daphne said...

Seems like there are quite a few definitions of "modern feminism" and one of the really amazing things about 3rd wave is the way in which cultural difference is worked into the project. Black feminist thought taught me (a white lower middle class high cultura capital woman) that - that gender and sexuality discrimination are not single discrimination issues, that there are always ethnic and class issues within. I think Hazel Carby writes really well about this - how the black family, for instance, has been historically important in the larger problem of racism within the US. It's hard to say "smash the family" when the family has been the safe space since the end of slavery.