Amanduh

Most of the complaints center around the corporate-centric nature of Fearless Girl, which was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors as a generic promotion of the idea of women in leadership.

“Feminists would be hard-pressed to find a better symbol of the movement’s widening class divides than Fearless Girl,” wrote Christina Cauterucci of Slate. “As Jia Tolentino ably lays out in the New Yorker, contemporary feminism’s fixation on the incremental admission of a small number of women into traditional halls of power ignores both the vast majority of women and the ways other forms of oppression disproportionately harm women.”

It’s hard to disagree with that,

Hmm, well, everyone else reads that and thinks “it’s bollocks love”

10 comments on “Amanduh

  1. The notion of femininists being hard pressed is a delightful one, isn’t it.? It evokes images of much steam, the strong smell of starch & a great deal of screaming.

  2. She can’t write, either.

    You think she’s bad now, you should have read her back when she was at Pandagon.

    One of things I enjoyed doing most in my blogging days was “This Week’s Amanduh Sentence”. She was comedy gold.

  3. ‘Most of the complaints center around the corporate-centric nature of Fearless Girl’

    Srsly? What have they got, 8 complaints?

  4. “a small number of women into traditional halls of power ignores both the vast majority of women”

    Oh Gawd. Bad enough if they’d got one. 150 million would be a nightmare.

  5. “…a generic promotion of the idea of women in leadership.”

    Because women, faced with a huge physical threat, don’t have the sense to get out of the way?

  6. Well, she’s broadly right about one thing: contemporary feminism principally focuses on the wants and whinges of middle class, professional women – with the Mumsnet harpies screeching in the wings about their entitlements, fretting about gendered toys and pushchairs on public transport, or discussing tea tree oil douches.

    On the other hand, working class women (judging from the ones I used to employ) are interested in equal pay for equal work and a plentiful supply of part-time jobs. Child care is less of an issue for such women because their mother’s help out. And there their interest in feminism largely ends.

  7. @Theopratus

    Yeah, I read it like that too. All these calls for more women on company boards (etc) are just about more big pay checks for rich white women.. with some lip service paid to the notion that if these women are on these board then wimminkind will be better off. It’s bollocks, of course, because those rich white women will (and, indeed, do) do little different to the pre-existing rich white men… to whom they are married.

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