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Introduction: Selling Out? Solidarity and Choice in the American Feminist Movement

  • Jennet Kirkpatrick (a1)
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  • Published online: 09 March 2010

This symposium examines an emergent orientation within the American feminist movement called “choice feminism.” Choice feminists are primarily concerned with increasing the number of choices open to women and with decreasing judgments about the choices that individual women make. Choice feminists are best known for their argument that a woman who leaves the remunerated labor market to care for her children is a feminist in good standing; she makes a feminist decision. While media coverage of choice feminism has been extensive, political scientists have been comparatively quiet. In this symposium, four political scientists analyze and evaluate choice feminism, revealing their disagreement about the validity of the choice feminist position and about the meaning of choice feminism for movement politics, political judgment, and liberal political theory.

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Perspectives on Politics
  • ISSN: 1537-5927
  • EISSN: 1541-0986
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