Mukhopadhyay Demise of Bitch

Today, we’re reading Samhita Mukhopadhyay’s “The Demise of ’90s Feminist-Zine Culture” (PDF below) from The Atlantic. As you read the piece, consider the following questions: 

  • What do you think of Mukhopadhyay’s description of Bitch? Why might you have read Bitch
  • Mukhopadhyay argues that “Feminism has always been messy, its ranks rife with debate about what the fight, at heart, is really about.” Why do you dis/agree with this? How does this square with you understanding of feminism?
  • She also argues that “In the 25 years since Bitch was launched, conditions have, in many ways, gotten worse for women, not better.” Do you think this is true? How does the Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade influence this?

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