by Shelley Pineo-Jensen, Ph.D.
My previous post regarding the article "All Masculinity is Toxic" drew some helpful critiques by friends and relatives. I have restructured the piece and added more explanation of the point of the piece - which turns out to be the idea of Neo-Feminism.
Neo-Feminism is not a linear extension of the waves of feminist action directed at bringing women equality; it is post-feminist in the sense that it advances a human identity that is queer, free from constricting gender roles, and advances the goal of equity and freedom for all human beings, regardless of their plumbing. Gender is a construct that values half the population at the expense of the other half; like all the binaries (white/non-white, straight/queer, Christian/non-Christian, able-bodied/disabled, old/young, male/female, et al) it distributes power in a supposedly "natural" way, whether by "god's" ordained reality or some self-serving explanation of evolution.
I am proud of this work. I hope you will read it and leave a comment below.
LINK to "Neo-feminism" under the Queer Theory pull-down