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Reverting to stereotypes? I think it's a matter of perceptions.

Firstly, you'd have to demonstrate that the visible feminists of our youth were more than a small minority. A very influential, culture-transforming minority, but forty years ago, the great majority of women had unreconstructed subservient attitudes.

Now, it's more difficult to identify a feminist -- they look like everyone else, for one thing. I say this as the father of two young feminist women who don't hesitate to dress glamorously or flirt in stereotypical ways; a superficial analysis of their social media traffic wouldn't necessarily give many clues either -- you need to know the codes and understand the irony.

But social stratification and modern tribalism have fragmented the cultural space, and I can't speak for the worlds which are outside my social spheres.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jun 18th, 2014 at 06:12:45 AM EST
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