One of my big pet peeves is when someone attaches the prefix of “post” to something which has not faded out. Post-feminist this, post-racism that, post-American world. It appears to be the most ubiquitous at times when people like to pat themselves on the back for progress, at least in the circles I travel. Tangled is a post-feminist Disney film. We’ve entered a post-racism era with Obama’s election. Enough smug to choke the lungs of any non-dewy-eyed progressive, and full of enough bullshit to turn my eyes brown.
Tell you what, I’ll be a post-feminist and use the term freely when I’m living in a post-patriarchy. Sound fair to everyone?