Re: (PCT and Feminism)

Wendy Crebbin (
Thu, 16 May 1996 12:01:44 GMT+1000

Dear Bob

In response to my note that
" The 'feminism' which makes most sense to me is an approach which
might be labeled 'postmodern critical feminism' which acknowledges
that we are all multiple ,gendered, belonging to a particular race, nation,
historical time, and, ......... As such we are all positioned within
a complex web of opportunities and constraints where equality is very
difficult to find."

You responded -
" That is certainly a sensitive, sensible, rich and potentially productive
perspective. But why call it "feminist"?"

My answer -

Because in my experience of modernism, and some approaches to
postmodern thought, the leaving out of gender is to deny both an
important part of who we are, and a significant factor in the
exercising of power in relationships.

Wendy Crebbin