Originally posted by @finnegan
You are too good a historian to tolerate such plain nonsense as this:
[i] ... "The first wave fought for and gained the right for women to vote. The second wave fought for the right for women to have access to and equal opportunity in the workforce, as well as the end of legal sex discrimination..." Rebecca Walker coined the term "Third Wave" to highl ...[text shortened]... inton as a feminist politician is not winning the war - it's waving the white flag of surrender.
This may be a better Wikipedia article on feminist history.
"Women were also active in a whole range of political issues, including revolutionary
politics outside the narrow Anglo-Saxon world of Britain and the USA."
I am well aware of women such as Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919).
"Rosa Luxemburg ... was a German-Polish Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist,
anti-war activist, and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent who became a
naturalized German citizen. She was, successively, a member of the Social Democracy
of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of
Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD), and the Communist
Party of Germany (KPD)."
"I am perfectly aware of white racism generally and among women."
Some 'liberal' white Americans here have disputed my position that racism could exist
in mainstream American feminists organizations, which are dominated by white women.
"...when saying feminism was not aware of racism before the Third Wave?"
I never wrote that. As far as I know, no one else has claimed that pre-Third Wave
feminism was completely ignorant of racism. It seems to me that the point being made
was that Third Wave feminism pays more attention to issues such as racism.
"I resent the insinuation that the discovery of racism is a quality of the new generation..."
I don't know of Third Wave feminists who claim that they were the first feminists to 'discover' racism.
"Older activists can be patronised with a sweeping assumption that they / we lacked
the sophistry and political awareness of the new kids on the block."
Judith Butler, for instance, who's associated with Third Wave feminism, was born in 1956.
My point is that some Third Wave feminists may be older than you apparently assume.
"A generation that identifies Beyoncé as a feminist icon ..."
As a scholar, I am as averse as anyone could be toward people who have a detailed
knowledge of American pop culture and about complete ignorance of academic history.
"Fourth-wave feminism is often associated with online feminism, especially using Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, and other forms of social media to discuss, uplift,
and activate gender equality and social justice."
"One criticism of fourth-wave feminism is a perceived dependence on technology.
As Ragna Rök Jóns argues in Bluestockings Magazine, "The key problem that this
'4th Wave' will face will be the disproportionate access to and ownership of digital
media devices." The fourth wave is then left with the "inherent classism and ableism"
created by giving the biggest voice to those who can afford and use technology."
I concur with this criticism of Fourth Wave feminism (which seems too fuzzily defined).