Electras Respond to Susan Faludi’s Intergenerational Feminism Essay

Last month, Harper's published an essay by Susan Faludi about intergenerational feminist tension, in which she examines how the "mother-daughter divide" damages the feminist movement. In essence, she casts older women as politically focused, radical activists who are reluctant to see their movement get passed on to a group of young women who they see as too focused on the wrong things -- namely body image and pop culture. It's not a new argument, but it was made again under Faludi's very respected watch this time around. ...more

Wonderful response!!! I guess more than dwelling on mundane differences, the important thing is ...more

Feminism and Balance: Nobody Loves You Better Because You Used Yourself Up for Them

I was sitting in the audience at the Starr Community Conversation in Kansas City on Tuesday night when Gloria Feldt* said, "Nobody loves you better because you have used yourself up for them."  Kind of makes a record scratch, doesn't it? ...more

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but ...more