Female blonding

August 11, 2000

As a redhead rather than a "TV blonde", I would like to assure Angela McRobbie ("Sister of the 21st century", THES, August 4) that I continue to use my radical feminist "female energy" to maintain and develop the "revolution of feminisms" of the 1970s that she and others opened up for teenage girls of my generation.

The aims, language and politics have changed, there is no "new feminism", just men and women working together to improve and keep what has been achieved. Unlike post-modernism and its refusal to engage with everyday life and issues, feminism is a living political force that is being reinvented every day.

Phylomena H. Badsey PhD student, Kingston University

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