Monday, 2 January 2017

Question of the Day: Am I a feminist?

 

 

From Helen Pluckrose’s article ‘Why I No Longer Identify as a Feminist'

“I think it’s time I accepted that ‘feminism’ no longer means ‘the aim for equal rights for women’ but is understood to refer to the current feminist movement which encompasses so much more and very little that I want to be associated with. I posted this on Twitter recently:

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“The serious issues faced by … the disempowerment of young women can [now] only be opposed, sadly, by opposing feminism itself.”

[Hat tip Stephen Hicks who comments, “Good essay: How postmodern philosophy vanquished liberal feminism.”]

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