I understand that "Gaga Feminism" is separate from Lady Gaga, but I still find the premise of labeling a "new" branch of feminism after a pop star, who has publicly denounced feminism, to be problematic. I would be curious to know how he would respond. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades.
Want to Read saving…. This isn't so much about feminism, but about culture, which would be fine,but the book is rather unfocused and quite frankly needs a better defination. There is much to think about and debate for any person interested in feminism, GLBTI studies, lefty politics and, of course, Lady Gaga, though the eponymous inspiration for what Halberstam envisions as a new social movement isn't featured as often as I imagined she would.
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Aside from that, Jack manages to write an accessible book that demonstrates the issues I understand that "Gaga Feminism" is separate from Lady Gaga, but I still find the premise of labeling a "new" branch of feminism after a pop star, who has publicly denounced feminism, to be problematic.
In my opinion, tribal sovereignty, a tribe's right to make its own laws and enforce those laws against its own members, transcends the equal rights aspect because a tribe's right to define its membership is important to maintaining cultural identity. Despite finding the book very frustrating, I did enjoy the author's flashes of insight and turns of humour.
I understand that "Gaga Feminism" is separate from Lady Gaga, but I still find the premise of labeling a "new" branch of feminism after a pop star, who has publicly denounced feminism, to be problematic. Only tax benefits and health benefits are mentioned at all, there is little acknowledgement of how marriage benefits poor queers or poor people in general.
It's an interesting, valid argument, but it is let down by its meandering presentation, repetition and diversions, as well as the author's unnecessary nastiness towards straight men who are apparently leaches if they are in relationships with women who earn more than they do - so much for fucking with gender rolesSusan Faludi and even more conventional queer and trans people.
Playful, artistic anarchism has real value for me as a political strategy. Reina, U. Professor Laurence chooses the equal rights position because he strongly believes in Julia Martinez's right to be heard in a federal forum and cannot rationalize the denial of a federal forum under the exercise of sovereignty.
Another problem is that MacKinnon treats membership as a right that is equivalent to rights that exist in American society at large.
Overall a good, quick and worthwhile read. Aug 08, Laura Callanan rated it really liked it Shelves: queer. But when I'm not sure if I agreed with more than a few ideas in this book. I received the message, thank you, I don't need it hammered in!