Feminism, The Global Struggle
Against The Current vol. 139

Bose, Purnima

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/03/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13496

Coming to feminist consciousness in the early 1980s, I belong to a generation of U.S. feminists caught between the second and third “waves” of the movement. The activist energy of second-wave feminism was inspiring indeed. It challenged the ideological presuppositions of heteronormative patriarchy, established some legal protection against discrimination in the workplace and educational institutions, and enabled a significant percentage of women to enter the ranks of the professional-managerial class.

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