The Choreography of Everyday Sexism: Reworking Sexism in Interaction

  title={The Choreography of Everyday Sexism: Reworking Sexism in Interaction},
  author={Octavia Calder-Dawe},
  journal={new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics},
  pages={105 - 89}
Sexism thrives in the present because it appears to dwell in the past. Shielded by the claim that we have successfully dispatched it, contemporary sexism flourishes as ‘retro’, ‘hipster’ or ‘ironic’, or else passes unnoticed. Accusations of sexism sound amusingly out-dated and those speaking seriously of sexism may be dismissed as out-of-date themselves - or else as unreasonable and oversensitive. Under these conditions, the persistent presence of sexism has appeared virtually ‘unspeakable’. In… Expand
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