Women intellectuals as anti-feminists: schizoid strategies Cover Image

Intelektualė antifeministė: šizoidinės strategijos
Women intellectuals as anti-feminists: schizoid strategies

Author(s): Nida Vasiliauskaitė
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla
Keywords: women; gender studies; sexism; feminism; anti-feminism; post-feminism

Summary/Abstract: When backlash politics and popular consciousness reactions against feminism usually go together with lack of education, in Lithuania it is quite normal to be a self-content anti-feminist and aspiring or already well-established female intellectual at the same time. This kind of present-day vocal anti-feminism, and its paradoxical subject as an impossible schizoid being acting against herself becomes the object of my analysis: why does she speak so, what is her notion on “feminism” behind, is she really so immersed in popular gender stereotypes, despite already destroying them by her very existence? Three examplary figures from academia with some publicity, yet distinct training in Gender Studies are on the focus, with the attempt to show how they deal with the specter of “feminism” haunting them.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 11-21
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Lithuanian