Facebook Glitch, Selling Feminism, and Crazy in Love: In Other News

Blogger Ana Alvarez writes that's she is skeptical about the forthcoming Book of Jezebel. Mostly, she's worried about the way feminism is now being branded by ladymags:

Holmes’s recent interview with Glamour editor and friend Mikki Halpin offers a cringe-worthy example of how flat feminism falls when it’s spinned into a selling bit. The title of the interview—“The New Do: Calling Yourself a Feminist”—itself raises some eyebrows and many red flags. Is “feminism” a style you can “do?” Since when is it new? Reading the interview, you get the feeling that they are talking about the latest fitness craze. At one point Halpin even refers to the rise in feminist discourse as “the Lena Dunham effect.” While Holmes attempts to rein the conversation back to “lady things” like inequality and inequity, Halpin’s questions warn of this “new” feminism defined by celebrity quips and fit for ladymag slugs.

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