Weaving a Tapestry, Compassionately: Toward an Understanding of Young Women’s Feminisms

  title={Weaving a Tapestry, Compassionately: Toward an Understanding of Young Women’s Feminisms},
  author={Ruth Lewis and Susan B. Marine},
  journal={Feminist Formations},
  pages={118 - 140}
The article challenges representations of so-called third-wave feminist politics that have over-simplified the complex, multifaceted nature of young women’s feminism, and that, by relying upon written accounts, have overlooked the empirical realities of “everyday” feminisms. While much scholarly attention has been paid to the “new femininities”—that is, how young women negotiate the contemporary gender order—as well as to the published work of relatively high-profile third-wave feminists, there… 

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