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Is feminism's current moment all slogan and no change?
Is feminism's current moment all slogan and no change?

Like the cicada, which lies dormant for 13 or 17 years and then suddenly makes a cacophonous comeback, feminism is having a moment. It's announcing itself on magazine covers, dominating discussions on culture blogs and, in one case, making itself known in huge, lighted letters spelling “feminist” as Beyoncé performed at the Video Music Awards. In the last few weeks, several displays of what used to be called “consciousness raising” have made major headlines. On Sept. 19, the White House announced “It's On Us,” a campaign meant to combat sexual assault on college campuses. A few days later, a Columbia student who's been lugging a...

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