Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Does anyone know much about Elizabeth Fox-Genovese? "The evolution of an antifeminist," an article about Fox-Genovese by Cathy Young (editor of Reason magazine) appeared in the Boston Globe earlier in January, bringing to light several of Fox-Genovese's contributions to debates encircling feminism. Fox-Genovese "evolved from a left-wing Marxist feminist into a deeply conservative Catholic anti feminist," first challenging feminism to buck its individualist roots (which cater to middle-class white women) in order to help protect those whose "self-reliance is circumscribed by motherhood" (the antithesis of independence?), but later migrating to a traditionalist Catholocism and distinctly defined gender roles.

The Last Abortion Clinic: With states across the U.S. passing regulations limiting access to abortion, does Roe v. Wade still matter? A PBS Frontline Documentary
I just started watching this, but I have a feeling it is going to be a wake-up call for pro-choice activism, especially for young adult women.


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