Echidne, one of the oldest, most respected feminist blogs, realizes that feminism has been killed and buried:
An interview in the New Republic with Andrea Long Chu, about her new book Females made me realize that feminism is utterly pointless.
Well, not quite. Or not quite yet. But the interview, titled “We Are All Female Now” argues that “Femaleness is not an anatomical or genetic characteristic of an organism, but rather a universal existential condition.” For Chu, “femaleness” is the urge to be a vessel for another’s desire.”
Again, we have absolutely nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve allowed men who despise women tell us what it means to be a woman and hound is out of employment and public life if we disagree. Now we’ve got to listen to the old cant of how we are empty vessels who need a guy to define us but this time we won’t even be able to object because we gave up our capacity to do so.