Feminism Today, or Re-visiting Polish Feminist Literary Scholarship since 1990s
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Almost every time the gendered perspective on a particular issue (so often called obliquely the woman’s voice) appears in the media, it is immediately confronted by the almost formulaic expression “feminism today,” which suggests instantaneously that feminism is, in fact, a matter of the past, and that if one needs to return to this phenomenon, then it requires some explanation. Such interconnections between gender, women and feminism are a constant simplifi cation. The article seeks to elaborate this problem of generalization expressed by such formulas as “feminism today.” “Feminism today” is a particular notion, which indeed refers to the long political, social, economic and cultural struggles and transformations for equality between the sexes, but also implies the need for its up-dating. Feminism seems to be constantly asked to supply footnotes as to why the contemporary world might still need it, as though equality had been undeniably achieved.
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