By Janet Halley
Is it time to take a holiday from feminism? during this pathbreaking publication, Janet Halley reassesses where of feminism within the legislation and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality comprises deeply contested and clashing realities and pursuits, and that feminism is helping us comprehend just some of them. to work out an important dimensions of sexuality that feminism doesn't reveal--the pursuits of gays and lesbians to be certain, but in addition these of guys, and of constituencies and values past the world of intercourse and gender--we may wish to take a holiday from feminism. Halley additionally invitations feminism to desert its uncritical dating to its personal strength. Feminists are, in lots of components of social and political existence, companions in governance. to control responsibly, even on behalf of ladies, Halley urges, feminists may still attempt taking a holiday from their very own presuppositions. Halley deals a family tree of assorted feminisms and of homosexual, queer, and trans theories as they break up from one another within the usa in the course of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. these types of incommensurate theories, she argues, enhance considering at the left now not regardless of their holiday from one another yet as a result of it. She concludes by way of analyzing criminal circumstances to teach how taking a holiday from feminism can switch your very perceptions of what is at stake in a call and free up you in deciding it anew.
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Extra resources for Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism
S. intelligentsia) brainwaves. The antifoundational, libertine, irrationalist, ecstatic, antimoralistic tendencies in postmodernism led many power and cultural feminists to wonder what had come over them. The postmodern critique of the Enlightenment subject brought the already-uneasy ﬁt between identity politics and liberal individualism into question. The postmodern emphasis on subject formation rather than brute domination as the really trenchant application of power to persons called into ques- 30 Taking a Break from Feminism tion the subordination paradigm.
For all the ﬁxity of MacKinnon’s power feminism as women’s point of view, in 1983 MacKinnon was unready to suggest that, because “the woman” knows “the meaning,” the rules governing rape (her primary example in Second Signs) should be altered to afﬁrm her experience and disafﬁrm his. This reticence arises in part from a bold conclusion that the state, its law, and the rule of law are male. ” The very “rule form . . institutionalizes the objective stance as juris- Before the Break 47 prudence,” which, in liberalism, is “the law of law” (644–45).
The chief alternative source of descriptive and normative insights is cultural feminism. It took me a long time to realize that MacKinnon is not a cultural feminist in the sense most people use that term. I attempt to locate the chief commonalities and differences between her mode of feminism and cultural feminism below; for now it should sufﬁce to note one fact about cultural feminism and two important differences between it and power feminism. Though cultural feminism is roughly half of the time devoted to the cultural revaluation of women’s distinctive relationship to care, the rest of the time it is concerned about women’s distinctive engagement in sexuality.
Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism by Janet Halley