‘We need a bold, scandalous feminism’

It is time to return to what feminism has to tell us. It is time to make the case for what women have to say about the perils of our modern world. But the case cannot be made along the lines that have become most familiar. We cannot make it only by asserting women’s right to equality or by arguing that women are qualified to enter the courts of judgment and the corridors of power. Those claims are important but they tend to be made – loudly, as they must be – to the detriment of another type of understanding, less obvious but no less vital, that makes its way into the darker spaces of the world, ripping the cover from the illusions through which the most deadly forms of power sustain and congratulate themselves. This we might call the knowledge of women. In its best forms, it is what allows women to struggle for freedom without being co-opted by false pretension or by the brute exertion of power for its own sake. This calls for a new language for feminism. One that allows women to claim their place in the world, but that also burrows beneath its surface to… Read full this story

'We need a bold, scandalous feminism' have 403 words, post on www.theguardian.com at October 17, 2014. This is cached page on Sách Trẻ. If you want remove this page, please contact us.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *