Feminism is a large, unwieldy movement, populated by diverse people in disparate circumstances. As such, an “individualist” feminist might disagree with many of the ideas that parade under the banner of feminism. The #MeToo movement and the criticism it inspired have made this clear. Where do you fall along these divisive and poorly demarcated lines? In this Guardian article, writer Moira Donegan defines the rift in feminism, petitioning individualist anti-#MeToo feminists not to dismiss the movement so readily. getAbstract recommends this article to feminists of all stripes and to anyone who views feminists as a homogenous group.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why feminists are having varied reactions to #MeToo,
- How individualist feminism and social feminism differ, and
- Where individualist and social feminism originated.
About the Author
Moira Donegan has written for N+1, The New Yorker, Bookforum and The Paris Review. She is also the author of the Shitty Media Men list.