Off the beaten path : violence, women and art

Show simple item record Du Plessis, Rory 2014-07-29T06:49:41Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Over several years of lecturing in courses on gender studies, feminism and sexuality, I am always astounded by students' responses to the lectures. In general, the students share a postfeminist sentiment towards the lectures (Gill 2007). The responses from the male students follow the standard 'crisis of masculinity' rhetoric in which feminism is blamed for the problems, pains and quandaries of contemporary living. However, even more perturbing is that the female students are equally sceptical of feminism and dismiss it as now holding regressive ideals. Even when discussions move towards the gains achieved by second-wave feminism, the common retort is apathy or ambivalence regarding the need for feminism to address contemporary problems. Moreover, the negative evaluations of feminism are coupled with only a small number of students ever identifying as feminists or supporting feminist causes. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, R 2014, 'Off the beaten path : violence, women and art', De Arte, no. 89, pp. 77-81. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0004-3389
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dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.rights © University of South Africa Press en_US
dc.subject Violence en_US
dc.subject Art en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject Sexuality en_US
dc.title Off the beaten path : violence, women and art en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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