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Backlash

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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 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.

Synopsis:

An account of the "war" against women, the insidiously manipulated political and cultural backlash against the hard-won equality and independence which women achieved in the 1970s and 1980s. Using examples from all areas of public life, Faludi presents a picture of the erosion of women's status.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099222712
Author:
FALUDI, SUSAN
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
N
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19930318
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
197 x 130 in.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
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"Synopsis" by , An account of the "war" against women, the insidiously manipulated political and cultural backlash against the hard-won equality and independence which women achieved in the 1970s and 1980s. Using examples from all areas of public life, Faludi presents a picture of the erosion of women's status.
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