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- n. Plural form of nonfeminist.
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Freeing women from sexual restraint and ensuring their access to abortion, of course, are causes hailed in barracks, frat houses and other places where nonfeminists gather, but Ms. Pitzulo is not one to make such observations.
Echidne once wrote a great post in which she addresses a particular frustration of active feminists: Feminists are somehow the unpaid cleaning crew … who is supposed to turn up after dark and fix the world so that the attractive nonfeminists can live in it comfortably.
Many central dogmas have been undermined, and nonfeminists and feminists alike have “naturalized,” “socialized,” and otherwise modulated the earlier, more abstract and highly normative enterprises and doctrines.
Gilliganism addresses the anxiety that is provoked by that attitude — the anxiety about compromising their sexuality which many feminists share with nonfeminists.
Feminists and nonfeminists alike, these newsmakers made us sit up and take note, whether we agreed with their actions or not.
Though the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 noted and deplored the silence about women in the Declaration of Independence and though nonfeminists have worked toward removing sexism from English, most current activity stems from the women's movement that began in the 1960s.