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Feminism at a Crossroad

Feminism is currently having a cultural moment. It is part of mainstream culture in a way that has not been seen before the popular influence of Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce, to name a couple. Online, there are thriving feminist blogs and huge levels of awareness and activism surrounding rape and assault on college campuses. While some are optimistic that this moment can be harnessed and society changed, many others are skeptical that the dialogue will not move past the “cheerleader phase” to achieve more concrete goals.

Born out of their cover story for The New Republic, senior editors Judith Shulevitz and Rebecca Traister, along with Anna Holmes and Salamishah Tillet, join New America NYC to take stock of the state of feminism in this moment and debate its future—where it is going and how can it be harnessed.


Judith Shulevitz
Senior editor, The New Republic
Author, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time

Rebecca Traister
Senior editor, The New Republic
Author, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women

Anna Holmes
Founder, Jezebel
Editor, Fusion
Columnist, New York Times Sunday Book Review

Salamishah Tillet
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Cofounder, A Long Walk Home
Author, Sites of Slavery, Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination