New Criticals

To some, this shift in battleground deserved a title. In a prescient New York Times Magazine interview from 2009, Feministing founder Jessica Valenti mused, “maybe the fourth wave is online.” This is likely the earliest public proclamation of a new wave of feminism synonymous with digital discourse. More and more scholars and writers have tackled this new wave, and in the spring of 2014, the first class dedicated to 4th wave feminism was taught at The New School. (Full disclosure: I taught it.)