The Personal is Political

Radical and liberal second wave feminists showed that the most personal realms of life are shaped by structural forces, including racism, sexism, homophobia, and capitalism. From consciousness-raising and theorizing the politics of orgasm to rejection of the nuclear family, radical and, later, mainstream second wave feminists analyzed how sexism permeates the entire social system and, thus, how politics is personal all the way down (Benston, 1995; Castro, 1990).

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1 Comment

  1. kristinbell said,

    Right on!

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