Smarty Pants Podcast

Making the Most of #MeToo

A second-wave feminist on 21st-century feminism

By Stephanie Bastek | August 3, 2018
Detail of a 1970s Women's Liberation poster (Library of Congress)

In her summer cover story for the Scholar, “In the Labyrinth of #MeToo,” Sandra M. Gilbert looks at how far the newest feminist movement has come—and how far we have to go yet to achieve feminism’s goals. Her essay places the latest wave in the mythic feminist tradition, expresses her qualms about certain directions the movement has taken, and asks how we should regard the work of artists whose offensive behavior has been revealed. On our podcast, she these questions and much more.



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