Chart of the Week – Feminism in waves
For my last post of 2013, I give you someone else’s multicolored data-driven art, created from Google’s Ngram source data:
Seriously, how awesome is this? While there may be conceptually distinct second and third waves in feminist scholarship, those waves cannot be distinguished from each other in terms of how often feminism is mentioned in these five languages, whereas it is quite easy to distinguish the first wave from the others. Incidentally, the second peak happened in 1996 or so, right around the time that Fredrickson and Roberts were authoring their seminal paper on objectification theory.