ABSTRACT

The feminist movement is like the sea: it comes in waves and cannot be stopped.1

Is the feminist movement dead – again? Throughout history, after a period of

feminist mobilisation with intensive debates and visible protests in the streets, a

discussion emerges in the media about the fading away of the feminist move-

ment, that is, collective action to change male dominance in society. After the

comprehensive feminist mobilisations of the 1960-1980s all over the Western

world, we see a renewed discussion about the possible withering away of the

feminist movement in the new millennium, as described by Marian Sawer in the

previous chapter.