radical feminism

Philip Goldstein pgold at strauss.udel.edu
Sun Nov 13 06:02:09 MST 1994

	Several people on the list agree that radical feminists who seek
careers at universities are a bad type. For example, Tom says "Radical
feminists seek to piggyback upon the potential for working class,
socialist feminism in order to further their careers.  I am not AGAINST
the pursuit of careers by women within this society.  I am against the
unscrupulous nature of radical feminism which results from careerism."
Tom's point is that women can have careers but radical feminists are
unscrupulous because they use workingclass feminism to build careers in
middleclass universities. Would universities be better places if they had
no radical feminists? Would the withdrawal of these feminists improve our
education system? make it more principled? or would their withdrawal just
give the conservatives greater dominance? confirm conservative views?
Isn't this position another instance of the list's hostility to academics
and academic intellectuals?

Philip Goldstein


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