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  • n. Plural form of feminism.


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  • It is a culturally specific attitude and stands in stark contrast to conceptions of equality and liberty in hegemonic Anglo-American liberal feminisms, which is equally culturally determined but nevertheless dominant; but in Greece, women's right to bear arms in war alongside men is seen as vital to the ultimate goal of achieving full and equal citizenship rights.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Yet what's commonly referred to as second-wave feminism the 1960s and '70s version is not, in fact, the entirety of a movement that is still going on, albeit in different ways, and it's now commonly understood that there are "feminisms" -- strands of feminism -- rather than one monolithic version.

    The Full Feed from

  • The fact is there have always been many "feminisms," but one dominant, more visible Feminism, which is essentially comprised of the needs, views, and philosophies of straight white women with a certain degree of privilege.

    Rebecca Walker: Feminist Infighting

  • There was a time -- I was there -- back in the 80s and early 90s, when feminists would speak of "feminisms" and were always promoting some new version of feminism that, we'd argue, was better than the last.

    Sarah Palin is great for feminism.

  • As she shows, not only did multiple feminist constituencies discover "feminisms" that were useful to them, they were able to debate them with each other -- and with dominant voices in the movement, in the pages of Ms. As Farrell shows, the magazine became an arena for conflict, as well as for imaginative identification, among feminists -- and she does it without being too heavy-handed with her theoretical framework this is a compliment that becomes significant later in the post.

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  • That's because most feminisms reinforce women's homosocialization rather than cross, erode or dismantle homosocial boundaries and barriers.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • But only feminists working with sculpture between the 1970s and 1990s held myth in high esteem, largely because that is the rare language of the past within which narratives of the ancient feminisms survive.

    G. Roger Denson: From Detroit, Egypt: Matthew Barney Resurrects an American God

  • This was possible because the fundamental aspects of radical and separatist feminisms meant that people who transgressed gender binaries [...] did not fit within a gender binaried worldview.

    Gender Politics

  • The performances and films of Yvonne Rainer, beginning with Rainer's 1974 Film About A Woman Who..., or perhaps her 1972 live performance, This Is the Story of a Woman Who..., which I did not see shows itself to be a work as critical of unquestioning feminisms as it is of unquestioning patriarchy.

    G. Roger Denson: Gender as Performance & Script: Reading the Art of Yvonne Rainer, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth & Lorna Simpson After Eve Sedgwick & Judith Butler

  • Can we not simply acknowledge the existence of many “feminisms” in our world – all pioneered by women passionately committed to justice and dignity for women?

    What Does Global Feminism Mean to YOU? « Gender Across Borders


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