The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary
Ann Snitow is Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at Lang College, The New School, in New York City. A longtime activist, Snitow has cofounded The Network of East-West Women, No More Nice Girls, and New York Radical Feminists. She has written for The Village Voice, The Nation, The Women’s Review of Books, Dissent, and many other publications, and is coeditor of Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality and The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation.
The Peripatetic Feminist Activist/Professor Spends One Day in a Small City in Albania
A class in Albania in 2011 began with the often counter-intuitive idea among students that women are people in the same sense that men are, with their own subjectivities, motives, griefs, and desires which extend beyond their connection to men. The most interesting moment comes after the lecture when one young woman explains why she is loyal to patriarchal culture, why she wants to serve her brothers as they expect to be served: They love her, send her to school, protect her. Must she give this up to be a feminist? Snitow is moved and responds that a feminism that...