It seems to us
that the predominant understanding of feminism is coded
by a body of works, actions, and texts produced in the ‘60s and ‘70s,
such that it has become nearly impossible to talk about contemporary
feminism in a way that doesn’t tie it to an historical moment.
any wonder, then, that so many of our peers see themselves as
post-feminist, or not feminist at all, when the word “feminism” is so
explicitly defined by the past-tense?
It is ironic that today we find
ourselves hampered by the richness of our language at hand, which has
not been diverted from its historical roots and imperatives. It
strange paradox that this richness has become our present poverty,
keeping us from moving forward empowered by our presence in our moment.