Feminism is not dead, it has just evolved. Third Wave Feminism is the feminism of today. The movement is closely tied to how women are represented within popular culture, where visible oppressors include the media, entertainment, and advertising industries. The Third Wave Foundation (formed in 1997) is a feminist, activist organization committed to achieve gender, […]Read more "The Feminist Revolution Evolution"
Barbara Kruger’s 1990 piece provides a satirical look over the white picket fences of suburban America in the 1950s and 1960s. What is this young woman doing as she peers through her magnifying glass? Why, inspecting for dirt of course! This image of woman as dirt detective addresses the plight of the suburban housewife; the […]Read more "Is Feminism Dead?"
Betty Friedan’s 1963 publication of The Feminine Mystique ensured women that they were not alone in suffering “the problem that has no name.” During the 1950s and 1960s, society had deemed women’s role as wife and mother, insular and alone. Society said that they should have been happy and content as […]Read more "Desperate Housewives of the 1950s and 1960s"
I was interested in learning more about sit-ins in the South during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, so I consulted one of my new favorite sources for historical context, YouTube. Although I’ve mentioned it before, I think that this site is such a great resource because, while books can give a person the information of […]Read more "The South’s First Sit-In"
John McCain is apparently seeking a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913. Is he trying to atone for voting against the MLK holiday?Read more "Jack McCain and Jack Johnson"