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Neo-Liberalism and the Defanging of Feminism

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microferret Thu 29-Sep-16 08:56:48

Just watched this incredible lecture by Gail Dines and sharing for others' benefit:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcTt0emXhE

Be warned, from about the 40 minute mark there is a very tough section on porn, no visuals but fairly distressing language quoted. Certainly worth watching though, if only to expose what a useless piece of steaming excrement third-wave feminism has become.

Dines talks about how the individualist, special-snowflake culture has destroyed our ability to organise a collective, class-based movement against the patriarchy, by prioritising individual "feelings" thereby making class-based analysis impossible. She eviscerates ideas like "empowerment" and "agency" and gets to the nub of how and why modern liberal feminism has ended up colluding with the oppressor. It's fascinating and illuminating.

Just to be clear - I don't intend to attack any liberal feminists with this post. I used to be one. I think however this is worth watching if you do identify as a libfem because you may find a new way of looking at the subject.

ellie78782 Wed 23-Nov-16 18:47:49

Don't think you're going to get much interest in this on here.

thepennyshop Wed 28-Dec-16 23:29:17

I'm interested in this - thanks for sharing. Just read 'liberating Motherhood' by Vanessa Olorenshaw. She attacks Neo-liberalism quite a lot throughout the book, so I'm interested in hearing more about it

venusinscorpio Fri 27-Jan-17 19:38:31

I've just watched this. Thank you for posting. Brilliant and very accessible. Well worth setting aside an hour for.

conkercola Sat 28-Jan-17 21:15:22

Thanks, I've just watched this. I found it really informative and interesting.

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