May 17, 2005

The death of femininity

Cassandra has written an excellent post entitled, "Has Feminism Killed Femininity?"

A snippet:

Open up any woman’s magazine, and you’ll see advertisements that unabashedly appeal to self-entitlement. Everything from hand soap to resort vacations is peddled with tag lines such as, “Take time for yourself,” “You deserve it,” and “It’s all about you.”

Myrna Blyth, former editor of The Ladies Home Journal, knows this all too well. In her book Spin Sisters, Blyth remarks pointedly, “narcissism is an advanced evolutionary stage of female liberation. Me, me, me, means you’re finally free, free, free.”

A great read---check it out.

Posted by Kyer at May 17, 2005 10:06 AM