“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” If George Orwell replaced the word “people” with “women,” he may very well have been anticipating the predicament surrounding the word “bitch” today.
This event was one-of-a-kind at UCLA because it was a combination of education and application of many underrepresented forms of healing.
The real issue is not that individuals don’t take care of themselves, but that society does not take care of individuals. The heightened interest in self care is simply a result of this fact.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar who continues to add to many academic disciplines. She is known mainly for her work in post-colonial studies, but has also influenced Marxist, feminist, postmodern, and globalization studies.
In order to better understand the future of feminism, there must be acknowledgement of the waves of feminism that led women to this point. Each wave has distinct characteristics and builds off of the previous women’s movements.
“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” This provocative assertion from Simone de Beauvoir’s acclaimed book, “The Second Sex,” helped destroy the notion that women are born feminine.