Whither feminism III: You've come not such a long way, baby


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Did you write a letter to the editor?

I agree that this is a pretty shallow look at Gloria, and a wasted opportunity. Did you say that to the Editors? Post a link and let's all go tell them that we're less interested in her looks than her ideas. I certainly would love the chance to ask her a few things!

Morgaine-ism© #8

"A Woman's Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy is Sacred and Absolute."

Morgaine Swann's picture
Posted by Morgaine Swann on 17 January 2005 - 7:18pm
It's not really my paper

...even though that's what I read when I was in London. (Well, the Independent, too.) I searched the site but could not find any way to write a letter to the editor. Maybe I'm just blind. But with the attitudes prevalent in the mainstream media these days, I would not be surprised if they just didn't really want to hear from us.

They do have some sort of discussion boards, but it seems only on the topics they want.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 17 January 2005 - 10:33pm
Media spin

There were many voices prior to 1971 and 1972 - that is in the 1960's - but these women were not "former Playboy bunnies" and they did not have the look the media wanted. Gloria's looks have always been the center of attention.

I recall a conference I was at in the late 1970's filled with some of the most intelligent leadership of the Women's Movement and Gloria showed up for about an hour. Video cameras came out and she was asked question about a three day conference she barely participated in and it was on the Washington DC news that evening. The rest of what was said? Who cares!.

I am not slamming Gloria - she's a fine person. She simply used the opportunity to get on the news to deliver a message.

The idea that a woman still has to look alluring has never left the women's movement--the idea that a woman has to look like she doesn't NEED the Women's Movement in order to be credible.

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Posted by Matsu on 20 January 2005 - 1:10pm