The ‘Terrorist Feminist’: Strategies of Gate-Keeping in the Hungarian Printed Media

  • Erzsébet Barát


In the following chapter I hope to think through and problematize the first eleven years of democratization in Hungary from a feminist perspective. My decision is motivated by the assumption that the changes in the Hungarian political system over the 1990s to a relatively more democratic political structure should at long last also mean some space in the Hungarian political (and academic) printed media for the articulation and circulation of a critique of the effects of bourgeois patriarchy as well. In other words, after the absence of reference to feminism between 1945 and 1989 in the various public domains of the printed media, one would have hoped that a more open society should involve some space in the printed media for feminist voices articulating what social and cultural changes they consider relevant in the post-state socialist era, including the contestation over the meaning of the term ‘feminism’ itself.


Mainstream Medium Critical Discourse Analysis Feminist Discourse Linguistic Device Feminist Woman 
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