While the Spice Girls were busy doling out their watered-down version of “Girl Ppwer” and Time magazine was misguidedly comparing fictional TV characters to real, live, feminist activists, young women across the United States and all over the world have been working to set feminism’s record straight. With an army of women-friendly web resources, ‘zines, record labels and publishing companies backing them up, the writers, web divas and wonder women of feminism’s third wave can answer its critics’ question, “Is feminism dead?” with a resounding “No way!” In my ‘zine On Loan from the GRRRL Zone, I will explore the controversial and definitive elements of the third wave’s perspective on feminism. In addition to my theoretical discussion of the third wave, I will also take the reader on a sort of road trip through the cultures which have been instrumental in the third wave’s development.
Kelly Thornburg, ’99 Hollister, ID
Majors: Women’s Studies, Politics Sponsor: Amy Ihlan