Tag: Feminism

The 2010s: The Decade Women Fought Back

It seems like every year is dubbed the “year of the woman,” in recent memory at least, but for good reason. The back half of the 2010s, a breathtaking, world-changing decade now less than two weeks away from its long-awaited end, was dominated by the resurgent political consciousness of marginalized groups, including women. Fourth-wave feminism has produced words like “manspreading” and “mansplaining,”…

In Defense of Old-School Feminism

A new book, Feminism’s Forgotten Fight, pushes back on the notion that second-wave feminists only cared about sexual liberation. They fought for family values, too. By Ashley Fetters I spoke with Swinth about the still-relevant lessons of second-wave feminism presented in Feminism’s Forgotten Fight. An edited and condensed version of our conversation is below. Ashley Fetters: One of the central theses of the…

The Day Women Went on Strike

BY SASCHA COHEN  On Aug. 26, 1970, a full 50 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, 50,000 feminists paraded down New York City’s Fifth Avenue with linked arms, blocking the major thoroughfare during rush hour. Now, 45 years later, the legacy of that day continues to evolve. Officially sponsored by the National Organization for…