bra-burner

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bra-burner

A pejorative term for a female supporter of the women's liberation movements of the 1960s and '70s. (Although the actual burning of brassieres has been disputed, it is still associated with these movements.) Ugh, what are these bra-burners yapping about now?

bra-burner

n. a nickname for a woman who supported the women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. (Derogatory.) Didn’t the bra-burners give way to whale-savers in the seventies?
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For many Latinas and women under 40, feminism is associated with "bra burners," a misnomer that has become part of the narrative of the women's liberation movement of the '6os and '70s.
She realized that despite the media's focus on the so-called angry women's libbers and bra burners, "daily rebellions and dreams of equality,' as she put it, were cropping up everywhere.
However, she went on, despite strides in the right direction, feminism had failed to make the progress that the bra burners had hoped for, so she felt forced to step in as cheerleader (pardon the un-PC metaphor) once again.
If you thought sexism was a dead duck and the bra burners had long ago won the equal pay fight - forget it.
Could get opposition from feminist bra burners who won't see the irony in it.
Not bra burners or anything like that but proving that women could manage their own affairs.