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A new generation of feminists

- via USA Today

Jaime Puente is a first-year graduate student working on a master’s degree in Mexican-American studies. He’s also a feminist, a blogger and an example of how today’s feminist movement might startle its suffragette ancestors.

“The things I blog about are definitely from a feminist perspective,” says Puente, 29, of the University of Texas in Austin.

Although his parents didn’t use the term “feminism,” Puente says he and his sisters got a clear message. “One of the things my mom was always telling my sisters is ‘You don’t need a man in your life to do anything — to tell you what to do, to support you or provide for you. You can do it all yourself.’ ”

And his family has always worked in the community. “That’s my foundation in feminism,” he says. “Even though they may not have used the words, now that I have the language to describe it and discuss it, that’s what it was.”

Puente is among the faces of a new feminism and is one of those who commented online after a recent USA TODAY story about how feminism has changed since the founding of the National Organization for Women 45 years ago.

Read more at USA Today.


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  1. jennifer says:

    a Master’s in Mexican-American studies!?!? I can’t imagine a more useless major…..good luck finding a job having a degree in Mexican-American studies!!

  2. Jasmine says:

    I just looked up his blog, it is pretty interesting. This is definitely something people should be reading since they are overloaded with negative images and stereotypes of woman ALL day in every form of entertainment, media, etc.

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