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Agents or victims, liberated or oppressed, "bad girls" or "good girls." What do these labels mean and do they further or hinder women's progress? How are today's visions of female sexuality and power like or unlike those of the past? How do younger women define feminism? Isn't the personal still political?

Dismayed by the media's tendency to reduce the feminist enterprise to labels and superstars, Donna Perry and Nan Bauer Maglin decided to find out what a diverse group of feminists think about women, sex, and power in the nineties. The result is a provocative and varied collection of twenty-four essays by second- and third-wave feminists; artists and activists; professors and graduate students; professional journalists and just-published writers; mothers and daughters. By focusing on society's construction, containment, and exploitation of female sexuality, in particular, these essays offer fresh perspectives on women's agency or lack of it.

The contributors focus on the oversimplifications and false dichotomies in current discussions of female sexuality, as well as the privileged perspective and individualism that currently dominate the popularized feminist message. Individual writers—including Emma Amos, bell hooks, Ann Jones, Lisa Jones, Paula Kamen, Matuschka, Marge Piercy, Katha Pollitt, Anna Quindlen, Elayne Rapping, Lillian S. Robinson, and Ellen Willis—reexamine women's empowerment in the light of issues like AIDS, battering, acquaintance rape, narratives of childhood sexual abuse, and pornography. Several draw political conclusions from their personal struggles, while others read stories and texts—from history, the art world, the media, popular culture, and social science research—in new and controversial ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813522517
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
"One bird, if there is only one, dies in the night"
And Now, Babe Feminism 3
What Did You Do in the Gender Wars? 6
Confessions of Two Good Girls 9
Adjusting to Oppression: The Rise of Therapeutic Feminism in the United States 21
The Personal is Still Political: The Legacy of 1970s Feminism 36
Villains and Victims: "Sexual Correctness" and the Repression of Feminism 44
Dissident Heat: Fire with Fire 57
Lorena's Army 65
"Victim Feminism" and the Complexities of AIDS 68
Coming Out as an Alien: Feminists, UFOs, and the "Oprah Effect" 90
We Are All "Good Woman!": A Womanist Critique of the Current Feminist Conflict 106
Silver 125
Victim and Valkyrie 134
Acquaintance Rape: Revolution and Reaction 137
Truth, Community, and the Politics of Memory: Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse 150
Battering: Who's Going to Stop It? 164
Subject/Position 177
Porn Power: Sex, Violence, and the Meaning of Images in 1980s Feminism 188
How Being a Good Girl Can Be Bad for Girls 205
Public Face, Private Space: Asian Indian Women and Sexuality 226
Barbie Gets Breast Cancer 247
None of My Best Friends: The Media's Unfortunate "Victim/Power" Debate 265
The Invisible Ones 275
"Changing the Subject" 281
Notes on Contributors 285
Index 293
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