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Young Feminists: The Rowan Blanchard/Amanda Stenberg Generation
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Re: Young Feminists: The Rowan Blanchard/Amanda Stenberg Generation

mirtchevman wrote:
I don't recall any 13-year-olds in my day who even had the word 'feminism' on their radar. But beyond that, there is a subtlety and nuance to the way these kids address issues which I've never seen before.

In the 90's there were shows like 'My So-Called Life' and 'The Wonder Years' which definitely touched on a host of 'adult' issues somewhat heavy-handedly but maybe that was what was really needed at the time. Perhaps if Twitter or Instagram was around then, Claire Danes or Olivia Jane d'Abo would have been making similar statements on them and would have had the luxury of self-editing along w/ a deeper knowledge of the positive and negative consequences of broad media exposure. That certainly informs how people choose to address subject matter these days.

The medium is in the message.

It is pretty common to read about the different subsets of feminism and their struggles these days, but that wasn't the case back in the day. It was about "all" women, but many girls/women didn't understand or have awareness of women who were different from themselves.

Aug 26, 2015, 19:31


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