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Commentary: Who are you calling a 'second-wave feminist'?

Our times have been blessed in one limited way: After decades of refusing and shrugging and avoiding, women want to be called feminists. I don't mean to sound glib about that, or about women's newfound forthrightness. It's a wonderful thing that what might, in another era, have been kept as private anger is now out in the open. And it's nice to feel we're making history. It'd be even nicer, I promise, if we all knew a little more about the history of feminism.

Jezebel, a site that helped kick open the door to the wave now washing over us, recently published a piece by Stassa Edwards titled, "The Backlash to

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