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- 1 Needs work
- 2 liberal feminist focus
- 3 Article focuses on USA
- 4 NPOV and the "third wave"
- 5 Trivia section
- 6 Move the page
- 7 Requested move
- 8 Women in wikilinks
- 9 popular culture, lesbians, and sentence error
- 10 File:STOP ERA.gif Nominated for Deletion
- 11 Moving timeline to separate article
- 12 when a wave ends and consistency with sourcing
This article disappoints. It lumps Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinam, and Susan Brownmiller all in together without any mention of the differences between the ideals and goals of the leaders of the movement. There is no specific mention of NOW or ERA or any of the other significant accomplishments of second-wave feminism, or of its various internal struggles and disagreements. It definitely was not a wholly unified movement, marching in lockstep, and the article should show that.
Also, what is meant by "the genders (which until this time did not exist)"? I can't make any sense of this sentence no matter how I parse it, and am inclined to remove the parenthetical.
This in mind, I'm planning a minor rewrite. Please reply here if you have any suggestions on improvements. -Kasreyn 21:15, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
In the beginning of the article it says the movement lasted until the early '90s, and later it says until the late '90s. Shouldn't the timeline be kept consistent? Carnival Honey (talk) 02:40, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
liberal feminist focus
Reading through this page, I can't help but notice that it focuses almost exclusively on the liberal feminist version of the 2nd wave (Friedan, Steinam, co-education, etc.). Any thoughts and/or objections to rounding out this article, expanding to include a wider variety of issues and viewpoints contained within the 2nd wave? -clm17 19:01, 22 June 2006
(Sorry if that is not the right sign to signal my suggestion. I would suggest that the following be inserted at the beginning of the paragraph on second wave feminism)---- "Simon De Beauvoir was a very important feminist writer whose book The Second Sex had a great deal of influence when it was first published in France in the late 50's and then in the rest of the western world a couple of years later."----
Article focuses on USA
This article focuses almost exclusively on the American situation. It would be good to see subsequent efforts include women's experience and legislation from other countries, even if just western countries to start with. User:Lyn V C 03:46, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
- Four years later, your comment is still true. I will try to flesh out the article a little over the next few weeks; it would be great if others can help. Sue Gardner (talk) 03:49, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
NPOV and the "third wave"
From the Overview section:
- Since many "Third Wave" feminists refuse to challenge the status quo, and endorse exploitative practices such as prostitution, it is debateable whether a third wave "feminism" even exists, and is not just an anti-feminist reactionary wave trying to muddy the waters.
This is way out of line from the Wikipedia:Neutral point of view guidelines. Citing an authority who makes this claim would be all right, but outright stating it as a fact is not. --126.96.36.199 10:07, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
second that one. and apparently 'debatable' is spelled wrong
This section should be sourced and integrated more fully into the article. -Classicfilms 21:04, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Second wave in popular culture
||Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. (October 2007)|
Ideals and debates associated with second-wave feminism were reflected in popular culture of the 1970s and 1980s (see references below). These figures would be revisited during the late 1990s and early 2000s period of Girl Power.
Blaxploitation films and characters
- Tamara Dobson in (and as) Cleopatra Jones
- Teresa Graves as Christie Love in Get Christie Love!
- Pam Grier in (and as) Coffy and Foxy Brown
- Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die (film) and as Sydney in Black Belt Jones
- Barbara Bain as Cinnamon Carter in Mission: Impossible
- Lynda Carter in (and as) Wonder Woman
- Charlie's Angels
- Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Sharon Gless as Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney and Tyne Daly as Det. Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney & Lacey
- Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator films
- Anya Major as the nameless heroine of Ridley Scott's 1984 Apple commercial which introduced the Apple Macintosh computer
- Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the television show, Batman
- Diana Rigg as Emma Peel of The Avengers
- Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers in The Bionic Woman
- Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in the Alien films
General films, plays, and television
- All in the Family (1971-9)
- An Unmarried Woman (1978)
- The Cosby Show (1984-1992)
- A Different World (1987-1993)
- Educating Rita (1980}
- The Heidi Chronicles (1989)
- Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
- Maude (1972-1978)
- Nine to Five (1980)
- One Day at a Time (1975-1984)
- Private Benjamin (1980)
- The Stepford Wives (1975)
- Thirtysomething (1987-1991)
- Tootsie (1982)
- Uncommon Women and Others (1979)
- Murphy Brown (1988-1998)
Move the page
I move to move this page to United States feminist movement, United States Feminist movement (1963 - 1981) or United States women's movement (1963 - 1981 due to the fact that it is all about America. You don't see South Africa's racism in the U.S. Civil Rights movement article; the U.S. movement should have its own page. One should also be created for the many other movements that arose globaly in the 1960s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moderate2008 (talk • contribs) 03:10, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello. It's probably just my reading but where are the links in this article to women? For example, there's a wikilink for Eugene McCarthy but none for Mary Daly. -SusanLesch (talk) 03:31, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
popular culture, lesbians, and sentence error
This sentence in the article confuses me:
Feminists during the movement viewed popular culture as just another example of lesbians, gender equalities that tried to prove the idea that woman are classified into false images of how they should act and the roles they should play.
I don't understand how "popular culture" is an "example" of "lesbians" in the "view" of "[f]eminists". The best I can make of this is that popular culture is a lesbian. I think it's just a misdrafted sentence.
I take it that "gender equalities" are proving inequalities, but maybe there's a better way to say this.
Questioning the syntax of "woman are" is too easy. That doesn't require questioning but I suspect it'll disappear when the rest of the sentence is repaired.
If you know what was meant, could you please edit it?
- Apparently fixed by another editor. Thank you very kindly. Nick Levinson (talk) 17:33, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
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Moving timeline to separate article
when a wave ends and consistency with sourcing
Just because a feminist wave began the last previous wave did not end. The overlap was substantial. Many who participated in the earlier wave continued doing much as they had before, sometimes strongly disagreeing with the newer wave's participants and perhaps doubting the later wave's legitimacy for years. You could find evidence for first-wavers still being around today, albeit more quietly (e.g., they may feel everything important in feminism as already been accomplished and disagree with the newer, um, "militants" for wasting their time while agreeing with, say, Margaret Sanger). In the U.S., third- and second-wave organizations, for example, are usually different organizations. Determining when a wave began and when it ended are two quite distinct problems of evidence, and sources likely disagree, although there will be prevailing views on when winding-down happened, coming within approximately a 20- or 30-year frame, I think. Starts are within shorter frames.
The most recent edit changing a termination time frame relies on the same source before and after the change. That's concerning. Does someone have the source handy (I don't) and can it be checked to see which statement it supports or if the source is more fluid?