Book Review Backlash: The undeclared war against women was a nonfiction book published in by Susan Faludi. I picked this book because I thought it. An account of the ‘war’ against women, the insidiously manipulated political and cultural backlash against the hard-won equality and independence which. Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and it shows. Backlash ( subtitled The Undeclared War Against American Women) is punchy.
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She also has an eye for anti-abortion activist Randall Terry kicking his feet up after starting the lawn mower for his wife.
It is, as I suspected, an absolute must for understanding the zeitgeist in which we all live, breathe, and struggle suusan equality. Twenty years ago, she wrote ” It made me think – if they did this with suits, forcing a trend by withdrawing the style entirely and only having available the thing they want to push – what else have they done this with? See 1 question about Backlash…. To ask other readers questions about Backlashplease sign up. Open-minded people of both sexes who truly believe in equality.
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
The sad thing to realize after reading this year-old book is that she could write the same book — with all new but similar material — today.
Historians and indignant women.
This is a solid work of well-written, well-researched scholarship that drives home her undeniable theses that career women are not “suffering” for their pursuits and that there is a determined effort to create a public perception of how “dangerous” feminism has been fo I should note that I read the original version of this book.
The undeclared war against women was a nonfiction book published in by Susan Faludi. This is an exhaustive study of American attitudes toward feminism throughout history.
This is especially important in an age where social media allows fake news to spread like wildfire. Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and it shows. Jul 06, Karen rated it really liked it. 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.
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book looks at some of the backlashes and shines a torch on them and asks why we put up with it.
Faludi also profiles nine men and women, some anti-feminist, and some neutral, but all “the backlash’s emissaries” for their views and positions in the mainstream media: Faludi wonders how effective the resistance of the s has been, claiming women seemed unaware of their real political power and vitality in that decade, and missed an opportunity to make a “great leap forward” Unlike virtually all other industrialized nations, the USS government still has no family leave and child care program.
Using examples from all areas of public life, Faludi presents a picture of the erosion of women’s status. Women have the spending power and the industry lost billions. In fact, many feminists began to publish works that recanted or revised their former statements about women and equality. Faludi was spot on with her observations of how the media and other forces push back against any and I mean, any moves for women to gain equality.
Williams published Reshaping the Work—Family Debate: Faludi’s avowed intent in these cameos is to illustrate the less recognized factors, from professional grievances to domestic strain, that may baacklash influenced their approach to feminist concerns Why Men and Class Matter, in which she challenges the masculine norms at work.
I picked this book because I thought it was interesting.? This is a demanding read, even if it is wonderfully written. NOW might have formed a third party but for the outrage, anger and derision this idea drew from the media and press Have women giggle about how they’re not good at maths because they’re women.
Faludi’s incisive accounts of women’s lives provide a meaningful and accurate basis for legal redress of social inequality”. Bwcklash in Gibbs, N. There was also their fear of their jobs being taken over by women. Her description of Fatal Attraction ought to be made compulsory reading. Faludi discusses the New Right’s intention to “turn the clock back to ” and their articulation of the idea that women’s equality is responsible for women’s unhappiness Backlash Overview 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.
A real charmer, that one. This book is great and I wish everyone would read it.