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Romantic Love - a Feminist Conundrum?

Grossi, Renata


Romantic love has been read as a radical force capable of breaking down entrenched social barriers. Philosophers and sociologists have argued that the connection of love with freedom and equality can be liberating and empowering for women; however, this assertion has been hotly contested by many feminists. Shulamith Firestone describes romantic love as the pivot of oppression for women—a holocaust, a hell, and a sacrifice. In this way, she echoes Simone de Beauvoir, who argues that, given the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: The Feminist Wire
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website


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