Negotiating Feminist Politics in the Third Wave: Labor Struggles and Solidarity in Live Nude Girls Unite!
This essay examines Live Nude Girls Unite!, a documentary about female exotic dancers' successful efforts to unionize. The film rhetorically exposes an alternative perspective on the ideological evolution, and contradictions, that represent third-wave feminism by complicating the notion of gender oppression and the responsibilities of coalition politics. Through these women's analyses of their political situation, the film rhetorically addresses complex issues, including the complicated distinctions between victimizer and victim in contemporary gender politics, women's appropriation of sex work and capacity for labor activism, and the dominant culture's attempts to regulate working women's private and public lives.
Taylor and Francis
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“Negotiating Feminist Politics in the Third Wave: Labor Struggles and Solidarity in Live Nude Girls Unite!” Communication Quarterly 57.2 (April-June 2009): 117-135.
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