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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women - Susan Faludi
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
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Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991... show more
Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestselling book of revelations. Now, the book that reignited the feminist movement is back in a fifteenth anniversary edition, with a new preface by the author that brings backlash consciousness up to date. When it was first published, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favorite media myths as the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage,” myths that defied statistical realities. These willfully fictitious media campaigns added up to an antifeminist backlash. Whatever progress feminism has recently made, Faludi’s words today seem prophetic. The media still love stories about stay-at-home moms and the “dangers” of women’s career ambitions; the glass ceiling is still low; women are still punished for wanting to succeed; basic reproductive rights are still hanging by a thread. The backlash clearly exists.With passion and precision, Faludi shows in her new preface how the creators of commercial culture distort feminist concepts to sell products while selling women downstream, how the feminist ethic of economic independence is twisted into the consumer ethic of buying power, and how the feminist quest for self-determination is warped into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a classic of feminism, an alarm bell for women of every generation, reminding us of the dangers that we still face.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307345424 (0307345424)
ASIN: 307345424
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
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5.0 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
First Thoughts: This book shows how LITTLE things have changed since the 80's/90's. How much we still have left to do. To put this in perspective, I was born in 1989, and this book was published in 1991. This book was published about TWENTY-THREE years ago. This book made me angry, and also depress...
Rabbit Reads
Rabbit Reads rated it
5.0 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
First Thoughts: This book shows how LITTLE things have changed since the 80's/90's. How much we still have left to do.To put this in perspective, I was born in 1989, and this book was published in 1991. This book was published about TWENTY-THREE years ago.This book made me angry, and also depressed ...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
0.0 Given Up
I got on page 58 in two months. DNF.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
0.0 Backlash
First 98 pages read, interesting stuff so far, it just seems so annoying that this is still an issue, griping about stuff that I thought was done, over. Heartwarming to see proof that some of the crap I thought was crap is indeed crap. I'm giving up for now, which is why it's wishlisted because a ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Okay I can't really write a review because it seems like everything Faludi talked about is happening again.I need to buy an island.
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