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Tag Archive: Enlightened Sexism

Jul 25 2012

So now it’s okay, even amusing, to resurrect sexist stereotypes

At the recommendation of more than one commenter here, I’m reading Susan J Douglas’s Enlightened Sexism. It explains a lot, and matches a lot. The core idea is summed up on page 7: …the media’s fantasies of power are also the product of another force that has gained considerable momentum since the early and mid-1990s: enlightened …

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