I have been shocked and saddened of late by the responses of young people to this particular concept.
When talked about in relation to the study of literature, many seemed to roll eyes, exchange knowing looks, or just wince. It was a shared belief that the nutty old teacher was on one of his idealogical drives again. When I asked them what they thought they knew about feminism, almost all connected it to protest and a significant few mentioned ‘feminazi’.
If I was ever in doubt about the effectiveness of the mass-media that is owned by a patriarchal club of unenlightened cave dwellers, this was may answer.
They are powerful beyond belief. They make us see the world how they wish it to be.