The Myth of Postfeminism - Why the 00's Were So Sexist

Sep 21, 2021 00:17

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As our culture collectively revisits the misogynistic treatment of the Britneys, Parises, and Megans of the 2000s, we have to ask: WHY was this era so deeply toxic for women? A key answer to this question is a thing called "Postfeminism": the belief that misogyny and sexism are over, and therefore “feminism” is no longer necessary.

Surely, many films or shows that can be called “postfeminist” contain some wonderful complexity, honesty and humor, and there are many people who identify with or take empowerment from postfeminism’s emphasis on individualism and freedom. But those values can’t be a replacement for addressing the structural problems that women continue to face.


feminism / social issues, 2000s