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Living a Feminist Life
Duke University Press
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This chapter considers how a break can be what we are aiming for. It introduces the idea of feminist snap. A snap is a sudden movement (or appears as a sudden movement). The chapter considers how feminism requires a willingness to snap the bonds that are diminishing. It thus affirms the role of snappy women within feminist history and considers how feminist snap is a form of optimism (but one that does not fill the future with content). The chapter concludes by considering how feminist snap can be collective by drawing on readings of snap within three feminist films from the early 1980s: A Question of Silence, Nine to Five, and Born in Flames.
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