BACKLASH SUSAN FALUDI PDF

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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In building the case for a backlash against feminism and women’s lib, it is a lot of hits and a few misses in the book. It is a very American book, as susa subtitle makes clear.

All in all, it was a worthy read, and I recommend it to everyone! Examples vary from such fluffy items as women portrayed in popular TV series to explicit statements made by Ronald Reagan about women and feminism especially.

Faludi describes ‘trend journalism” of the s, where newspaper articles gained authority through repetition rather than evidence-based reporting And I’m not really that motivated to sit with wikipedia open while I read this book and bring myself up-to-speed with the media happenings of the decade of my birth. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

This was a year-long buddy read with Karin -thank you! Backlash is a classic of feminism, an alarm bell for women of every generation, reminding us of the dangers that we still face. What is regrettable to me is we don’t yet see what it is we have done, how badly we are needed, how we really do have tools for changing our own future in our own hands.

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. The important question to ask about the currect backlash, then, is not whether women are resisting, but how effectively. Inspired by Your Browsing History. If you were a man, would you take someone seriously tottering around Wow, people used to think single women Feminists were ruining the world, when it’s really Soccer Moms emasculating male children and promoting lame, civilization-ending PC shit like teachers can’t use red ink to grade papers because it might hurt the kids’ feeeelllings.

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Faludi’s avowed intent in these cameos is to illustrate the less recognized factors, from professional grievances to domestic strain, that may have influenced their approach to feminist concerns 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 s and s.

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women – Susan Faludi – Google Books

There was also their fear of their jobs being taken over galudi women. In fact, many feminists began to publish works that recanted or revised their former statements about women and equality. Other editions – View all Backlash: For a woman to work is to erode her best qualities, to year by year become more and more a portrait of a neurotic breakdown Backlash’s faluudi fascination is as a narrative of a narrative; the story spun in the s and early 90s in a thousand ways, implicit and explicit, that women are unhappy in the workforce or are suean warped by the workforce and are best off safely at home.

Backlash is a book that reaffirms history’s cyclical, repetitive nature. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Gilder’s answer to women: Mar 15, Lisa rated it liked it Recommends it for: She is the author of Backlash: I came out the other end totally convinced. Seeing a pattern emerge, Faludi wrote Backlash, fakudi was released in late Whatever progress feminism has recently made, Faludi’s words today seem prophetic. May 07, Elizabeth Hall rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published August 15th by Broadway Books first published By reporting statistically unsupported ideas of how feminism has negatively affected women, the media has helped to create a ‘backlash’ that encourages women to reject the gains and the struggle for real equality.

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An increased difference in the average pay baclkash men and women, and falling rates backpash women’s falud opportunities and job promotions, were facts downplayed or ignored by the Reagan administration; while the media reported corporate claims of record highs in jobs and promotions for women Throughout the eighties she wrote several articles on feminism and the apparent resistance to the movement.

Trend stories contradicted each other, and served a political agenda by implying women’s experiences had nothing to do with political events or social pressures Paperbackpages.

Backlash by Susan Faludi

See 1 question about Backlash…. Shops actually took suits off the shelves and basic pants so you had no choice about what to buy. So this very well known book actually got 20 years old before I got around to reading it. I need to buy an island. Secondly, a number of unrelated examples of discrimination are portrayed as being part of a vast and conscious effort at working against women.

Jul 06, Karen rated it really liked it. 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 for women and children.

Wow, people used to think single women Feminists were ruining the world, when it’s really Soccer Moms emasculating male children and promoting lame, civilization-ending PC shit like teachers can’t use red ink to grade papers because it might hurt the kids’ feeeelllings.

Dec 31, Teresa Raetz rated it it was amazing. You have no choice—wed or prepare to die. Faludi mentioned Peggy Orenstein in the acknowledgments.