Abstract

Abstract:

Ann Snitow challenges a common misreading of the U.S. feminist past as "strict, puritanical earnestness," offering a personal, potted history of other feminist tones of voice used in response to tireless sexism and relentless sexual harassment. Tone is an elusive subject, but in each social context, feminists seek a language to be believed, using tones of voice that are currently available. This earlier radical feminism was full of high spirits and sweeping demands, providing a valuable legacy for today in the challenge to continually reinvent a more complex, resistant, and sexually curious feminism. Snitow concludes with a reader's guide of recent commentary on #MeToo.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1946-0910
Print ISSN
0012-3846
Pages
pp. 88-93
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-01
Open Access
No
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