Posts Tagged: consumerism
Bitch is where many of today’s feminist internet denizens (yours truly included) got our start reading and writing about culture with a critical eye. In many ways, Zeisler’s book is a call to arms, asking us to return to a rigorous, systemic analysis.
Apparently, consumerism is just a contextual framework away from being considered a symbol of democracy. And, it’s not only considered a “cornerstone of democracy,” by some people, but a “civic obligation in American society.”
Giuliani was big into this idea back in 2001, following the September 11th terrorist attacks, even saying, “’Freedom to shop is one of the fundamental liberties terrorists want to deprive us of.’” Fast-forward to the start of the recession back in 2008 and participating in the fashion industry via consumerism was economically encouraged....more