Apparent feminism is my response to a particular kairotic moment in which the idea of “post-feminism” is often invoked. I believe that this methodology is needed because of current political trends that render misogyny invisible combined with uncritically negative responses to the term feminism and a dearth of feminist work in my discipline.
I am particularly concerned with a relative lack of feminist work in technical communication over the past 15 years. That is to say, although there are a number of feminist technical communicators doing important work in that area, the field as a whole seems to be no longer concerned with “the woman problem.”
Want me to prove it? Read my dissertation! (It’s not published, so you’ll have to email me for a manuscript.) You can, also, of course, check out the other links on this page. I’m using this website to get the word out about something I feel passionately about, even while I’m still working through the details of articulating it. I expect to defend my dissertation on apparent feminism in Spring 2013.