July 25, 1997
Feminists Must Begin to Fulfill Their Noble, Animating Ideal
What is the future of academic feminism? As women's studies evolves into gender studies, how should we re-examine and strengthen it?
Feminism is one of the great progressive social movements of the modern period begun by the French Revolution. Like the movements to abolish slavery and eradicate child labor, it is the fruit of the Western Enlightenment, which produced the concepts of individualism and civil liberties that have inspired insurgents against dictatorial regimes around the