Analysis Of Catharine A. Mackinnon And The Afterword By Rebecca Mead Essay

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What makes this edition different than any of the other editions before is the Foreword written by Catharine A. MacKinnon and the Afterword by Rebecca Mead. Catharine is a well renown author and professor. She gives a point of view on the book that is more up to date and challenged what Millett was trying to say. For example, MacKinnon talks heavily on the sexual revolution and how it was for men rather than for women and the elimination of patriarchy. The point MacKinnon makes that is very prevalent is (MacKinnon, 2016, Location No. 167), “in light of what is known now about rape, sexual harassment, pornography, prostitution, sexual abuse of children, and the changed relation of sex to gender in the family as well as further information on terrorism and war, is that male dominance, potentiated and centrally entitled and expressed sexually, is indeed the key to politics.” At the end of the Foreword, MacKinnon talks about how much of an influence this book has had on the feminist movement since it was written and how many people have tried to act on it and will continue to after reading this book. The Afterword by Rebecca Mead, a writer for the New York Times, focuses on the societal changes and biases in our culture. She brings to our attention that things such as abortion and state supported child care, things people were demanding during the movement in the 1970s are still not fully there. She said (Mead, 2016, Location No. 10575), “Sexual Politics now brings to

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