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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The Backlash clearly exists. It existed, at least in part, to shame the majority of women who participate in the workplace or otherwise “do not comply” with a strict stay-at-home narrative into compliance.
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. Faludi crafts her scenes expertly, with anecdotes supporting her claims about the forces working against American women.
How about red talons on the ends of your fingers? But Backlash is an alarm bell for women of every generation—waking us up to the dangers that we all face. 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?
And it gave me a deep understanding of the forces at work, socially and psychologically, when power dynamics change. Nov 18, Pages Buy. Open-minded people of both sexes who truly believe in equality. Actually, I would call it brilliant.
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It is a pre-emptive strike that stops women long before they reach the finishing line. TV talk shows and morning news shows were filled then, as now, with experts espousing their opinions.
She quotes American scholar Ann Douglas, “The progress of women’s rights in our culture, unlike other types of ‘progress’, has always been strangely reversible. Having been raised by a radical feminist mother, “Backlash” along side Andrea Dworkin’s “Woman Hating” gave me an insight into my Mother’s frustration susqn up.
This is the book we need to help us understand it, to struggle through susam battle fatigue, and to keep going. Jul 08, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Faludi relies on a lot of 80’s media references to support her theory of backlash against the feminist movement of the ‘s.
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; to not only disintegrate, but to disintegrate messily and witchily.
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This book is a document of how at least some women’s health, mental health, and even lives were compromised to keep them at home with children, away from birth control, away from jobs, especially those coveted by men. Published August 15th by Broadway Books first published This is a demanding read, even if it is wonderfully written.
What I loved most about this book was the characters. I came out the other end totally convinced.
Sisan backlash has always been with us and will always be with us. Check yourselves, ladies, for stereotypical female workplace behavior. Read reviews and a chapter excerpt from Backlash. Unlike virtually all other industrialized nations, the USS government still has no family leave and child care program.
Faludi states that the rate of abortion has not increased significantly over the past years, but that legalization has increased the faaludi of the women choosing the procedure.
I got over the anger but remain committed to doing my small part wherever I can to making this world more fair for women and girls.
I love the analysis she provides of tv and film. At pages, it is not a quick or a light read, susqn it is well worth the effort. Similar misinformation existed around claims of infertility, the misery of single working women, and the economic status of divorced women.
And indeed it should have been—this book demonstrates the ways in which culture news and entertainment media, fashion, politics, and popular psychology has push So I just read Backlash: After reading this book, I do indeed consider it essential: Sometimes the battles were consciously fought, but more often, it has been a silent, unconscious war. This was a year-long buddy read with Karin -thank you!
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
This cultural narrative persisted despite statistics and market research. And yet feminism has created a ussan class of strong women who act like feminists leaders, activists, game-changers but decry feminist values.
Faludi takes on the 80s, decade of big hair, bad music, and, she claims, a new kind of backlash against feminism. The book was hailed as “the most vehement and unapologetic call to arms to issue from the feminist camp in many years”,  and “a rich compendium of fascinating information and an indictment of a system losing its grip Women are born into a world that needs them to be soft, submissive and marriage-and-family focused.
Backlash is Susan Faludi’s page analysis of social, economic and political inequities and resulting difficulties American women faced in the s. 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.
Sep 05, Galudi Breeding rated it really liked it.