The New Feminism

October 28, 2007

9/11 changed the American psyche. According to some reports, Americans wanted to eat comfort food, like macaroni and cheese, get married and have babies. They wanted leaders - male leaders - who were strong, who could rescue the female victims, like Jessica Lynch. Or did they? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a feminist scholar says the media painted a false picture of heroic myth after September Eleventh that put feminism firmly on the back-burner. Also, the feminism of torch singing.

  1. Katha Pollitt on "Learning to Drive"

    Katha Pollitt is a celebrated feminist writer and columnist for The Nation magazine. Her new book is "Learning to Drive."

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  2. Susan Faludi on "The Terror Dream"

    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi writes about the effects of 9/11 on society, and especially on women.

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  3. Stacy Holman Jones on "Torch Singing"

    Stacy Holman Jones is the author of "Torch Singing."  She loves the music, but as an avowed feminist.

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  4. Wangari Maathai on "Unbowed"

    Wangari Maathai triumphed over discrimination and tribalism in her native land and became an environmental activist, planting trees all over her country.

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