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Megan Blackburn.  Post Feminism or Third Wave Feminism began in the 1990s as a response to Second Wave Feminism.  It challenged the definitions of femininity.

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1 Megan Blackburn

2  Post Feminism or Third Wave Feminism began in the 1990s as a response to Second Wave Feminism.  It challenged the definitions of femininity that Second Wave Feminism created.  Encourages women to define femininity for themselves.  Some Third Wave Feminists prefer not to call themselves Feminists.

3  Post Feminism deals with issues meant to limit or oppress women.  Post Feminism seeks to break down gender roles and stereotypes.  Oppression comes from defining gender roles.  Third Wave Feminism celebrated sexuality and said that women could be empowered through working in the sex industry- strippers, porn stars, extc.

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5  Some critics argue that there is lack of cause in Third Wave Feminism.  First Wave Feminism= Right to Vote  Second Wave Feminism=Ended Legal Sex Discrimination and Equal Opportunity in the Workplace.  What is the goal of Post Feminism?

6  Ideology is an unconscious process where we assume truths based on culturally constructed beliefs.  The ideas of what it means to be feminine or masculine is all based on ideology.  We have been taught to think that the things we think are true are the truth.  Men oppress women for the benefit of society.

7  Published in 1928, made into a film in 1992  Semi-biographical novel based on one of Woolf’s friends  The character Orlando takes on both male and female roles in the novel  Orlando blurs the line between male and female

8  What does it mean to grow up as a male or female in our society?  What are our “roles” in our society as a male or a female? Why?  What can we do today, in 2009 to break down these stereotypes?  How does Marxism and Post Feminism relate?


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