[NetBehaviour] Where are the women today? Is feminism dead?

blakkbyrd blakkbyrd at yahoo.com.au
Fri Mar 27 22:27:33 CET 2009





On Women and Feminism




In Amsterdam I participated in If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be  
Part Of Your Revolution.  In many ways it was very disappointing. I  
walked out of an "artist's performance" by a dutch male that  
appropriated, colonised and belittled its orginal female author.

I realise that I can't answer your question without writing a small  
thesis, which I don't have time to do. So some generalisations. The  
movement was strong in the seventies and a lot of ground was gained.  
I observe on a daily basis how this is being eroded away. We are  
going backwards.

I think Australia still leads the world in many respects, but this is  
largely unrecognised.   My European experience was that the women  
there are around 40 years behind but are unaware of this.

An example, there are no public toilets for women in the Netherlands,  
this enforces an unofficial curfew on women, unless you are prepared  
to urinate in an alley, you have to be in-house outside of business  

back in Oz

On 26/03/2009, at 9:56 AM, marc garrett wrote:

> Where are the women today? Is feminism dead?
> In 2007 on the Furtherfield blog, Caravia began an interesting and
> dynamic discussion asking the question "Where are the women today? Is
> feminism dead?"
> In view of the exciting and amazing appearance of many women on
> Netbehaviour, proposing other women's inspiring contributions to our
> cultures. I thought that some of you may find this discussion of  
> interest.
> The funny thing is, I stumbled across this about 10 minutes ago whilst
> browsing through various posts on the furtherfield blog, and  
> thought wow!
> What do you think?
> http://blog.furtherfield.org/?q=blog/145
> wishing all well.
> marc
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