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by Susan Faludi


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Backlash is a crucial book on a crucial subject. With great insight and wit, Faludi identifies the obstacles to women’s equality and directs us toward more promising responses.

Backlash is a crucial book on a crucial subject. DEBORAH L. RHODE, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and former Director, Institute on Women and Gender, Stanford. that equality is good for women, and that traditional gender roles are mandated unfairly by culture, not nature, you’ll find this book a valuable resource. WENDY KAMINER, The Atlantic. To my mother, Marilyn Lanning Faludi.

Susan Faludi does a great job in this book. I loved how each chapter has a specific theme, such as the media, the movies, fashion my favourite chapter, beauty products, politics, reproductive rights, and psychology. Each was prolific in examples of how women's progress was being impeded and slowed down by insecure men for a variety of reasons, chief of which their fear of being "emasculated". Faludi begins by taking us back, talking about previous backlashes, showing that the arguments are the same ones used as in the late 19th century, the early 20th century, and post WWII.

Emily Wilson: Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and it shows. Faludi's detailed and wryly observed interviews with a selection of some leading anti-feminists are a particular treat.

I would also strongly recommend Faludi's book Stiffed, about the death of American manhood

I would also strongly recommend Faludi's book Stiffed, about the death of American manhood. 3 people found this helpful. While some of the examples Susan Faludi uses to support her idea - that feminism is experiencing a backlash and women's rights are under attack more than ever - are a bit dated, her essential point remains shockingly valid. What was most disturbing to discover was the subtleness by which feminist gains are undermined: in film, conversation, advertisements, in education and the workplace.

Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights.

Faludi’s words seem especially prophetic in post-Trump America.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Faludi’s words seem especially prophetic in post-Trump America. That glass ceiling remains unshattered, women are still punished for wanting to succeed, and reproductive rights are still hanging by a thread. But Backlash is an alarm bell for women of every generation-waking us up to the dangers that we all face. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Chapter excerpt from the bestselling book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, by Susan Faludi, an examination of society and women's roles in America today. These willfully fictitious media campaigns added up to an antifeminist Backlash. Whatever progress feminism has recently made, Faludi's words today seem prophetic.

The backlash against women is real. Backlash is a crucial book on a crucial subject. This is the book we need to help us understand it, to struggle through the battle fatigue, and to keep going. as its two important predecessors, Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique.

Susan Faludi’s latest book, about her photographer father’s transition to a woman, originally had no photos

Susan Faludi’s latest book, about her photographer father’s transition to a woman, originally had no photos. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. See All. Photos.

What has made women unhappy in the last decade? Faludi writes 'is not their equality' - which they don't yet have - but the rising pressure to halt, even worse, women's quest for that equality.

Comments: (7)

Brannylv
This book is one of the most comprehensive looks at the 1980's I think I've ever read. Being born in the early 1990's I was also raised in an era that called itself post-feminist, but this book is really eye opening.
My only quibble is that the book in one sense ducks certain internal debates within feminism, but as a text meant for those who aren't necessarily feminists, that makes it more accessible.
Usishele
Even though I have not finished reading it as with many books on women's issues; "Backlash" gives the background story to events in America and that was helpful. Makes me feel more at ease being a women, as some women feel "oh women do not do that, or do not feel like that".
Snowskin
This book is a favorite... I read it years ago and decided to buy it again. It will open your eyes.
Kulasius
It's a little dated, but still a worthwhile read about the backlash against feminism - of which we can see another wave now as women make more and more inroads into the professional and academic life and men fall farther behind. I would also strongly recommend Faludi's book Stiffed, about the death of American manhood.
Uste
Some of the horror stories from the 1970's and 80's would not happen now. Does that mean that Faludi was over-estimating the power of the backlash? or does it mean that she stopped it by means of this book? Of course a lot of other horror stories are still happening, especially outside the United States and Western Europe (although she seems to limit herself to the USA). A lot of the data is squishy and some (I suppose inevitably) is erroneous.
Ice_One_Guys
While some of the examples Susan Faludi uses to support her idea - that feminism is experiencing a backlash and women's rights are under attack more than ever - are a bit dated, her essential point remains shockingly valid.

What was most disturbing to discover was the subtleness by which feminist gains are undermined: in film, conversation, advertisements, in education and the workplace. This is no liberal rant, but rather a thoughtful, detailed critical analysis of our culture.

As a previous reviewer points out, television references are a bit of a stretch, and seem even more dated with the passage of time since the book's initial publication. Nonetheless I found Faludi's comments and observations dead-on. It is a disturbing and thought-provoking read. Recommended.
Hucama
I READ THIS BOOK MANY MANY YEARS AGO AND IT IS AS STILL IMPORTANT A READ ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG WOMEN OF THIS GENERATION
This book is a little dated, but some of the things are going on against women as they are today. It was published in the early 1990's. I especially like the fact that she goes into detail about this backlash by setting chapters aside for movies, TV, etc. If you desire to read a meaty book about feminism, this one will tempt you and will be great reading.
Backlash download epub
Women's Studies
Author: Susan Faludi
ISBN: 009922271X
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Women's Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Books (December 1, 2006)
Pages: 608 pages