Baumgardner writes about the curative power of sexual politics with so much hopeful energy, such buoyant earnestness, you cannot help wanting to pat her on the head and smile. And then you feel old, very old and dissipated, like some fat moll lolling on her couch, sloshing absinthe and muttering bitterly about the heady days of feminism, when womyn roared and men were swine. Yet I am not that old, and Baumgardner is not that young. We are both in our 30s, and both firmly positioned in the so-called third wave of feminism. But what, you may ask, does feminism have to do with bisexuality? But now, Baumgardner has built her theory of bisexual politics around the importance of this very connection, attributing the rise in bisexual behavior, especially among women her age and younger, to the success of second-wave feminism.
Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics
Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics — Jennifer Baumgardner
The other night, I met a girl who reminded me of you," my friend Elizabeth said. It was a steamy Saturday afternoon in May, and I was rushing down a narrow Greenwich Village street to buy flowers for my wedding. You'll be married in 10 years. It's hard when your wedding day is used as evidence that your life is a sham. On a certain level, though, I understand the confusion. How can you be bisexual and married?
Both Sides Now
Jennifer Baumgardner born is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion , sex, bisexuality , rape, single parenthood, and women's power. She is most known for her contribution to the development of third-wave feminism. Baumgardner grew up in Fargo, North Dakota , the middle of three daughters.
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