Feminism and Feminist Therapy Across Generations
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This article examines the effects of generational differences upon feminist perspectives and the relevance of feminism and feminist therapy to a society characterized by post-feminist rhetoric. Factors that prevent feminists from working together intergenerationally are examined and tentative solutions proposed. Finally, the accuracy of the terms feminism and patriarchy in representing current feminist therapy praxis is questioned. Kaschak's Contextual Theory and the notion of kyriarchy are proposed as more accurate conceptualizations for the 21st century. In the end, true dialogue and appreciation across generations is called for as the way for feminism to remain relevant to current and successive generations.
Bruns, C. M. (2010). Feminism and Feminist Therapy Across Generations. Women & Therapy, 34(1–2), 19–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2011.532436
Women & Therapy
Cindy Bruns is the Director of Counseling at CWU's Counseling Services.
This article was originally published in Women & Therapy. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.
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