ALLYSON MITCHELL: The term "third-wave feminism" began as a positive assertion of feminism after a media blitz about post-feminism
or the death of feminism.
In the 1990s, it resonated for young women grappling with the "have it all" contradictions of post-feminism
in its simplest form: the view that feminism is a
Some commentators intend post-feminism
to imply distance from second-wave feminism as a long-past and concluded project, but others use the term to stress continuity and even resurgence.
These tensions and paradoxes of the neoliberal economy can be directly connected with the politics of post-feminism
, which is regarded as disseminating a politics of contradiction, according to several feminist-and non-feminist-scholars and researchers (Banet-Weiser & Portwood-Stacer, 2012; Gorton, 2007; McRobbie, 2004; Moseley & Read, 2002; Roberts, 2007).
Sex & the city: Carrie Bradshaw's queer post-feminism
, Neoliberalism, and Subjectivity, ed.
world is very confused because women see their sexuality as power but it's in a very macho way, aggressive and angry.
She positions Caitlin Macy's short-story collection Spoiled (2009) as a self-aware site of the tension between feminist and postfeminist literature, noting that "Whereas post-feminism
accepts duplicity by failing to recognize it, feminism exposes and critiques the characters' hypocrisy--and Irish American feminists satirize it.
The manifestations of post-feminism
in popular culture have been extensively discussed.
The play looks at the effects of feminism and post-feminism
on the self-image of these women.
5] Invoking Alias as post-feminist television is risky, given that post-feminism
as a concept is still largely undefined and unevenly accepted.