Freedom Feminism

Like the campaign against french fries in 2003 that resulted in “freedom fries” in congressional cafeterias, the American Enterprise Institute is trying to adopt “freedom feminism” in a style that is opposed to pre-eminent French foremother de Beauvoir. Freedom is the conservative movement’s favorite slogan word, and there must be bonus points for alliteration. AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers has written a book “Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History and Why it Matters Today” to oppose what she calls feminism’s rhetoric of “victomology” and women being “at war with their own femininity,” calling for a resurgence of “maternal feminism.” I won’t waste my time responding to her claims that conservative women should embrace the feminist movement for their own freedom and opportunity that doesn’t acknowledge potential oppression resulting from continued glorification of all that is “maternal” and “feminine.” Watch for yourself below and discuss in the comments.


Categories: Angry Feminists, Girl Math-1

5 replies

  1. Does the right just keep adopting leftist and radical terms and re framing them. What’s next Free Market communism?

  2. Hi there –

    My name is Alex and I just had a quick question about your blog. Please email me back at your earliest convenience!

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