People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sisters’ sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies – including economic ones – are dismantled.

–Lierre Keith

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  1. I just listened to the most infuriating radio journalist stating ‘evidence’ from a woman scientist (Sarah Desmarais) stating that according to self reporting statistics, men are abused in domestic violence almost as much as women. Basically stating that male domestic violence is unfairly based on ‘an old feminist theory from the 70’s’ which is ‘unscientific’ (especially compared to Sarah’s conclusions based on self reporting of course). Is there anyone there who has information which can counter this? I am hearing this argument a lot lately in the mainstream news and I need to know how to counter it but I don’t have access to academic databases.

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