Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism: A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism

  title={Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism: A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism},
  author={Verta A. Taylor and Leila J. Rupp},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={32 - 61}
and men and advocates separatism and institution building, it has, say its critics, led feminists to retreat from politics to "life-style." Alice Echols, the most prominent critic of cultural feminism, credits Redstockings member Brooke Williams with introducing the term cultural feminism in 1975 to describe the depoliticization of radical feminism (Echols 1989, 301). "Cultural feminism is the belief that women will be freed via an alternate women's culture. It ... has developed at the expense… 

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