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Backlash : the undeclared war against American women / by Susan Faludi.

By: Faludi, Susan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown, c1991Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxiii, 552 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0517576988; 9780517576984.Subject(s): Anti-feminism -- United States | Feminism -- United States | Women -- United States -- Social conditions | Women -- PsychologyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Backlash.DDC classification: 305.42/0973 Other classification: 71.31 Also issued online.
Contents:
Introduction : blame it on feminism -- 1: Myths and flashbacks -- Man shortages and barren wombs : the myths of the backlash -- Backlashes then and now -- 2: The backlash in popular culture -- The "trends" of antifeminism : the media and the backlash -- Fatal and fetal visions : the backlash in the movies -- Teen angels and unwed witches : the backlash on TV -- Dressing the dolls : the fashion backlash -- Beauty and the backlash -- 3: Origins of a reaction: backlash movers, shakers, and thinkers -- The politics of resentment : the new right's war on women -- Ms. Smith leaves Washington : the backlash in national politics -- The backlash brain trust : from neocons to neofems -- 4: Backlashings: the effects on women's minds, jobs, and bodies -- It's all in your mind : popular psychology joins the backlash -- The wages of the backlash : the toll on working women -- Reproductive rights under the backlash : the invasion of women's bodies.
Summary: Includes material on George Gilder, Allan Bloom, Michael Levin, Margarita Levin, Warren Farrell, Robert Bly, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Betty Friedan, and Carol Gilligan.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-542) and index.

Introduction : blame it on feminism -- 1: Myths and flashbacks -- Man shortages and barren wombs : the myths of the backlash -- Backlashes then and now -- 2: The backlash in popular culture -- The "trends" of antifeminism : the media and the backlash -- Fatal and fetal visions : the backlash in the movies -- Teen angels and unwed witches : the backlash on TV -- Dressing the dolls : the fashion backlash -- Beauty and the backlash -- 3: Origins of a reaction: backlash movers, shakers, and thinkers -- The politics of resentment : the new right's war on women -- Ms. Smith leaves Washington : the backlash in national politics -- The backlash brain trust : from neocons to neofems -- 4: Backlashings: the effects on women's minds, jobs, and bodies -- It's all in your mind : popular psychology joins the backlash -- The wages of the backlash : the toll on working women -- Reproductive rights under the backlash : the invasion of women's bodies.

Also issued online.

Includes material on George Gilder, Allan Bloom, Michael Levin, Margarita Levin, Warren Farrell, Robert Bly, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Betty Friedan, and Carol Gilligan.

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Library Journal Review

Faludi, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal , marshals in a sustained and excoriating 500-plus pages what many thoughtful women already know: it isn't that the goals of the feminist movement have failed, but that they have not yet been tried. Placing the current backlash against women squarely in a historical context (in the 19th century so-called experts told women that education would atrophy their wombs), she debunks the shoddy scholarship and half-truths that produced the myths we hear today: that women are fleeing the workplace to stay home and ``cocoon''; that their chances of marrying diminish greatly if they don't marry young; that their lack of advancement is their own fault. She argues that women's anger and resentment are not due to their feminism, but occur because women have not yet been the beneficiaries of the justice, fairness, and equity they deserve. Along the way, Faludi demolishes the anti-feminist agendas of Robert Bly's ``wild men,'' Allan Bloom ( Closing of the American Mind , LJ 5/1/87), and George Gilder ( Sexual Suicide , LJ 8/73), among others. This is most important book.-- GraceAnne A. DeCandido, ``School Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Susan Faludi is an American journalist and author, was born in 1959. She graduated from Harvard University. In 1991, she won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism. Her work can be read in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. She is the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America, and In the Darkroom, which won the 2016 Kirkus Prize for nonfiction. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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