Thursday 27 July 2017

Katie Byrne: The ideal feminist

The futile pursuit of perfection is cannibalising modern feminism

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

Apparently someone, somewhere, has a sacred scripture that lists, in exhaustive detail, the credentials of the perfect feminist.

The Enlightened One is probably in a cave somewhere, meditating on the true nature of Kim Kardashian's full-frontal selfie as she reaches a higher state of 'internalised misogyny' consciousness.

She is the keeper of the key, the Ascended Master of feminist discourse. Although she doesn't use the word 'master' because it reinforces patriarchal expectations. You didn't know that? Seriously. Get with the programme.

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