radical feminism/cultural feminism

Jeffrey Anthony Kosiorek (parrothd@umich.edu)
Thu, 18 Apr 1996 10:48:54 -0400

To the extent that you can blame one incident for a vast change in
ideology, what are your opinions on blaming the shift from radical
feminism to cultural feminism on the Roe v. Wade decision. My thinking is
that radical feminism embraced the idea that the 'personal is political',
while cultural feminists did not stress that. Furthermore,
Roe v. Wade and its rejection of personal is political by focusing on the
right to privacy as opposed to right to choice would seem to signal the
end of personal is political and, consequently, radical feminism.

Jeff Kosiorek