The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas

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Spring 1997. It is 8:12 A.M. Saturday. The feminist mom, who looks like she just got shot out of a wind turbine and has a cheap chardonnay hangover, is making pancakes for four eight-year-old girls who have had a sleepover party. Let’s just say that she’s not in the most festive mood. Then, blasting from the other room, she hears what had become the faux-rap anthem of that spring: “I’ll tell ya what I want, what I really really want…” She peeks around the corner to see the four girls singing and dancing with abandon, sucking in “girl power” with every breath. At that instant, she saw the postfeminist zeitgeist that would envelop her daughter’s generation and wondered: Should she be happy that they’re listening to bustier feminism instead of watching Barbie commercials on Saturday morning TV? Or should she run in, rip the CD out of the player, and insist that they listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter or Ani DiFranco instead?

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This was the Spice Girls moment, and debate: Were these girly, frosted cupcakes really a vehicle for feminism? And how much reversion back to the glory days of pre feminism should girls and women accept—even celebrate—given that we now allegedly “had it all.” Despite their Wonderbras, bare thighs, pouty lips, and top-of-the-head ponytails (of the sort favoured by Pebbles on The Flintstones), the Spice Girls nonetheless advocated “girl power.” They demanded, in their colossal, intercontinental hit “Wannabe,” that boys treat them with respect or take a hike. Their boldfaced liner notes claimed that “The Future Is Female” and suggested that they and their fans were “Freedom Fighters.” They made Margaret Thatcher an honorary Spice Girl. “We’re freshening up feminism for the nineties,” they told the Guardian. “Feminism has become a dirty word. Girl Power is just a 90s way of saying it.” They proclaimed that New Age feminism meant “you have a brain, a voice and an opinion.” And hot pants. Hmmm.

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About the Book

  • Book Name: The Rise of Enlightened Sexism
  • Author: Susan J. Douglas
  • Genre: Non-fiction, Feminism
  • Language: English
  • File type: epub
  • File size: 551 kb
  • Ratings:  3.87/5   (Goodreads.com)

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