‘Freedom From’ or ‘Freedom to’…? Contemporary Identities in Women’s Magazines

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Abstract

Like an older relative, old-style feminism putatively gazes on a younger generation and disapproves of their love of Madonna, their addiction to soaps, or their enthusiasm for high fashion-the ‘women who dare to dress up’(Young, 1988, p. 179). In another context, Janice Winship notes that her students’ reluctance to identify themselves as feminist ‘seemed to me to be not just a sign of an as-yet-unformed feminist consciousness but a sign that the style of seventies feminism felt inappropriate to them’ (Winship, 1985, p. 44).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeteroSexual Politics
EditorsMary Maynard, June Purvis
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter5
Number of pages15
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780203426814
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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    Whelehan, I. (1995). ‘Freedom From’ or ‘Freedom to’…? Contemporary Identities in Women’s Magazines. In M. Maynard, & J. Purvis (Eds.), HeteroSexual Politics (1 ed.). London: Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203426814