Feminisms and the grounds of division - EXPeditions

Feminisms and the grounds of division

by Lucy Delap
  • Key point 1
    It’s one of the ironies of the feminist movement that it asked for inclusion in many different ways but sometimes practised its own forms of exclusion.
  • Key point 2
    Sexuality proved to be a very painful ground of division. We can also see profound divisions around race and class within the movement.
  • Key point 3
    The problem of universalism and trying to speak for all women within feminist movements has led to some rejecting the term.
  • Key point 4
    Feminism cannot succeed unless it addresses men and finds ways for men to respond to criticism and change their behaviour.