Social Justice Wednesdays - Virtual Talk with Dr. Kim Hong Nguyen

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Dr. Kim Hong Nguyen (Communication Arts) presents Mean Girl Feminism: White Feminist Outrage and Salvation

From the Bitch Manifesto to the movie Mean Girls and the popularity of the mean girl trope, the right to be mean is the new frontier for white feminist discontent. My work explores how feminism points to gender as if it is resistance in and of itself. Feminist discourses have positioned the white heterosexual mean girl/woman as both the primary problem to patriarchy and the antidote without whom patriarchy cannot be remade. I argue that the white mean girl feminist is the idealistic figure of complaint and the white hetero-patriarchal mark of bourgeois feminist maturity. In this presentation, I will share a brief overview of this book project.

SJW Coffee Hour with Dr. Kim Hong Nguyen

Hosted by Katy Fulfer

Wednesday, 23 Jun, 2021 2:30 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Promo poster for Mean girls
Mug with the words Boss Bitch
Sarah Palin


Picture sources: movie poster from Wikipedia, "The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Paramount Pictures, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist." Mug from Etsy. Sarah Palin photo under creative commons.