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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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Comments

  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, http://funknbeans.com/ 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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