Astrid Henry. Not My Mother's Sister: Generational Conflict and Third Wave Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
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"No matter how wise a mother's advice is, we listen to our peers." At least that's writer Naomi Wolf's take on the differences between her generation of feminists -- the third wave -- and the feminists who came before her and developed in the late '60s and '70s -- the second wave. In Not My Mother's Sister, Astrid Henry agrees with Wolf that this has been the case with American feminism, but says there are problems inherent in drawing generational lines. … Henry asserts … that by ignoring diverse older voices, the new generation has oversimplified generational conflict and has underestimated the contributions of earlier feminists to women's rights…. Not My Mother's Sister is an important contribution to the exchange of ideas among feminists of all ages and persuasions. (book jacket)