"Iron my shirt"; Citizens United Not Timid; steel-thighed nutcrackers... according to two feature articles this week, all that misogyny may be creating a new "wave" of the women's movement. Not only does Salon's Rebecca Traister suggest that the current election cycle may very well "give birth to a new generation of young feminists", across town, NY Magazine's Amanda Fortini is outright declaring that the political climate "leaves behind a legacy of reawakened feminism—the fourth wave, if you will." What both writers point to, of course, is the female population's disgust and surprise at the often sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton by their peer groups, the media, and political establishment. Here's my "two cent" takeaway: It's embarrassing that, in the year 2008, there are apparently so many educated young women who are either blind to sexism, claim to have never experienced it, or are shocked at its pervasiveness.
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