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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 63–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Andrea Long Chu This essay argues that feminism is impossible. After examining a recent #MeToo episode—a bad sexual encounter between actor Aziz Ansari and a woman named Grace—as a case study in feminist disappointment, the essay turns to several key seventies feminist texts to reconstruct their...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 15–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... commentary on the psychic life of gender today. © 2019 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2019 #MeToo Aziz Ansari sexual agency heterosexual relations The past year saw the advent of a social media–based phenomenon, #MeToo, that has galvanized...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2019
... for the possibility of repentance (Flaherty). When a woman described a date with comedian Aziz Ansari as sexual assault, some feminists affirmed her, and others termed it “bad sex” (Weiss). These conflicts demonstrate that a “reasonable woman” standard, as Jodi Dean has argued, can be just as...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Christianity and its theft of the figure of “mother” that any effort in the name of sexual freedoms cannot afford to ignore (Mairead Sullivan). The first thematic ends (so to speak) with a close reading of one of the most controversial #MeToo stories, that of Aziz Ansari, in order to review and revise feminist...