It has been difficult to decide where to post this among the plethora of writings about feminism.

However, it seems to me that there are conflicting definitions of postfeminism being circulated here. The first appears to be a definition based on the idea of post as 'after': so that postfeminism means 'after feminism' and thus indicates the assumption that feminism has achieved its goals - however they are defined. Postfeminism, then, will be the state of belief that the world is sexually equal.

If this definition is taken, then transform's statement that she will be a postfeminist in the postpatriarchy makes sense. As does the following sequence of nodes.

However - there is an alternative definition of postfeminism which rests in feminist, poststructuralist and postmodern theory. A postfeminist, here, is to a feminist what a poststructuralist is to a structuralist: not anti-feminist, not believing that the work is done, but rather deconstructing the notion while building on its foundations. A postfeminist in this context will still be a feminist of sorts; but a feminist who uses the theories of the 'post' - deconstruction, creativity, power, to be simplistic - to redefine and recategorise the issues.

As the term postfeminist is generally used in the media to indicate the first definition above - we've come a long way, baby, and we can stop right here - it will be rejected by any feminist who can see further than the titles in Cosmo. Yet by the second definition, postfeminism may be one way out of the middle class white hegemony of feminism which has been criticised since the First Wave.