Re: feminist anthropology vs gender studies

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Fri, 31 May 1996 11:55:41 -0400

In a message dated 96-05-30 20:52:12 EDT, martelle@EXECULINK.COM (holly
martelle hayter) writes:

> No flaming here! I think it is possible to have a decent and
>respectful converstation, don't you?

yes, and you proved it by your rational and openminded post. I enjoyed it
very much. It is truly a shame that feminism and radical feminists are
perceived to be one and the same. Because of this perception I have often
created my own box: "I am interested in the relationship between men and
women in a cultural anthropology sense, but reject the tenets of feminism and
do not accept the title of a feminist." This attitude was further compounded
by interactions with women who brandish the label "feminist" in an angry,
derogatory and unrelenting tirade against men and any women who do not hate
men. So, now that I am willing to look closer at feminism without a helmut,
can anyone explain to me the rumors (I've been out of academia for a few
years) I've heard about feminist archaeology? Something about liberal
interpretation and storytelling a la Jean Auel (sp?)

- Adrienne