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Feminist and Under Lockdown

Most American women identify as feminists — but what does it matter if we’re all stuck at home?

Young mother holding her newborn baby in the kitchen while the father works on his laptop in the foreground.
Young mother holding her newborn baby in the kitchen while the father works on his laptop in the foreground.

It’s an irony perfectly matched to the horror of 2020: The majority of American women now describe themselves as feminists, right as they’re being pushed out of the workforce and back into the kitchen.