May 30th, 2005

crossness!

the feminine mystique

Oh, God, Germaine Greer is on Start the Week and yet again they're talking about how young women are not feminists. If every one of my female friends calls herself a feminist, if even Charlotte Church calls herself a feminist, are we all complete freaks? I'm fed up with this obvious propaganda, perpetuated by both conservatives and older feminists (not including Germaine, today at least). Magazines like Bust and Bitch, independent but glossy feminist magazines with wide distribution all over the world, didn't exist 15 years ago. How does that equate with modern younger women being anti-feminist?

Christopher Hitchens is also on. I seem to remember a time when his public persona wasn't that of a complete and utter prick, but maybe I was imagining it.