Over the 20th and 21st centuries feminism has been represented in multiple ways in popular culture. Somewhat surprisingly, the movements around feminism have been at times celebrated in film, television, and music. However, a very specific version of the movements prevail; ones that focus on white, middle-class, neo-liberal narratives, ultimately denying the role of many people who did not fit this narrative.
Katharine Bausch is an Instructor in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University. Her rich and compelling book He Thinks He’s Down: White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era will be published by UBC Press in fall 2019.