A while back I wrote a blog post ‘about’ feminism. Well, sort of, more about the lad’s mag culture and what have you.
Anyway, I’ve just read a very interesting article which deals with a similar theme. The general idea is that our culture seems to believe that feminism has done its work – women have equal rights. In that kind of society sexism can thrive because it’s seen as ‘ironic’ or something like that.
Because women are now “equal” and the battle is over and won, we are now free to embrace things we used to see as sexist, including hypergirliness. In fact, this is supposed to be a relief.
Thank God girls and women can turn their backs on stick-in-the-mud, curdled feminism and now we can jiggle our way into that awesome party. Now that women allegedly have the same sexual freedom as men, they actually prefer to be sex objects because it’s liberating. According to enlightened sexism, women today have a choice between feminism and antifeminism, and they just naturally and happily choose the latter because, well, antifeminism has become cool, even hip.
It’s well worth reading!