The Future of Change
The varied forms of feminist activism that I have surveyed in this essay support one of the major themes of my book No Turning Back: that feminism is neither static nor monolithic. Indeed, I have found that much of the historical resilience of feminism derives from its malleability. As the following examples illustrate, feminism is a politics in process, ever-changing and ever-adapting to new ideas and local circumstances. However, it is also important to acknowledge the current obstacles to its survival. Despite recurrent backlash, I argue, feminism can endure, as it has in the past, through continual transformation.