From Hillary Clinton to Ivanka Trump to Beyoncé, high-powered women are increasingly identifying as feminists in the mainstream media. Literary and cultural theorist, Catherine Rottenberg suggests that while feminism has gained new visibility in the past few years, a particular variant of feminism–which she calls neoliberal feminism–has come to dominate the cultural landscape, moving feminism away from social justice ends and toward a more individualized vision. Though the #MeToo campaign appears to be shifting the discussion, Rottenberg raises urgent questions about its effectiveness and explores how feminism can be reclaimed as a social justice movement.
Cosponsored by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, CHAT, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. Free and open to the public.
Location: Temple University, Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor CHAT Lounge