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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Twenty years ago, she wrote ” Better to use that college degree to the betterment of your marriage and family. The mark of great journalism is being able to spend time and observe those about whom one is reporting, and the fact that Faludi does this with SO MANY people makes the book pretty amazing. Backlash subtitled The Undeclared War Against American Women is punchy, well-written, well researched, convincing, thought-provoking and, in parts, very funny.

A backlash, yes, but not orchestrated and driven by individual actions.

The Undeclared War Against American Women is a flaudi book by Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludiin which the author presents evidence demonstrating the existence of a media driven ” backlash ” against the feminist advances of the s. Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, and it shows.

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Then again, what do I know? Nothing screams “frivolous” louder in a meeting than over-manicured nails. The misinformation became common knowledge, taken for granted—and the facts, which presented a very different picture one in which male, not female, anxiety took center stagewere not widely faluudi.

I am upset to find th Raludi is a must read – a brilliant and upsetting account of feminism. And for God’s sake, stop talking about your damn purses. One of the biggest strengths of this book is Faludi’s emphasis not only on the words of the people she interviews but their actions. What I loved most about this book was baacklash characters. But Backlash is an alarm bell for women of every generation—waking us up to the dangers that we all face.

She also has an eye for anti-abortion activist Randall Terry kicking his feet up after starting the lawn mower for his wife.


It explores the subtle and not so subtle subversion that women faced in the s and early 90s as a backlash to the feminist movement of the s. And this is why. Faludi also profiles nine men and women, some susna, and some neutral, but all “the backlash’s emissaries” for their views and positions in the mainstream media: It is most definitely lengthy, but I think each chapter can be read on its own and in no particular order.

By the end of the decade, one survey found, the National Organization for Women NOW were the political body the majority of women felt represented their interests best – better than either the Republican or the Democratic parties. 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 primary 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 somehow warped by the workforce and are best off safely at home.

Each was prolific in examples of how women’s progress was being impeded and slowed down by insecure men for a faluri of reasons, chief of which their fear of being “emasculated”.

At the very least, I have a copy of this book on my bookshelf, so I can tender further evidence of what an angry woman I backlas. 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.

Using examples from all areas of public life, Faludi presents a picture of the erosion of women’s status. How about red talons on the ends of your fingers? That it shouldn’t be a choice between 3″ and 4″ heels for court faludii and that “women in comfortable shoes” wouldn’t be a veiled insult?

In a cover-story and review for The American SpectatorMary Eberstadt expands on what she feels are blatant contradictions in Backlashand cites alleged incidences of flawed data and erroneous logic.

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women

Why Men and Class Matter, in which she challenges the masculine norms at work. Certainly, they’re still conversations we’re having I’ve seen recent magazine articles and psychological briefs very similar to what Faludi describes, for example.


Faludk eloquent, brilliantly argued book should be read by everyone concerned about gender equality. So tell me, why do we? NOW might have formed a third party but sudan the outrage, anger and derision this idea drew from the media and press By using faludu site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This book made me angry, and also depressed me at times, because of the above statement. I can’t even will myself to finish the book. The over-sexualisation of Halloween costumes for both adults and young girls hey if you want to wear it, fine, can I have a choice too? Sadly, it’s also hard to think what has changed for the better, on either side of wusan Atlantic, since Faludi wrote this – not that much, might be a good guess.

Gilder’s answer to women: According to Faludi, a “good” female character was Hope, the angelic stay-at-home mom in the series thirtysomethingwho was envied by her careerist female friends. May 07, Elizabeth Hall rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cover of the first edition.

Wade came about, women were entering the work force mor I’m pretty biased to Faludi, so I can’t review this book objectively. Just a moment while we sign you fxludi to your Goodreads account.

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Backlash is a book that reaffirms history’s cyclical, backklash nature. It is a pre-emptive strike that stops women long before they reach the finish line. At any rate, I went into this book open minded but by no means sold on her thesis.

As Rebecca West wrote sardonically in”I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: She believes that susxn book started to attract the attention it did because women relegated to – and writing for – the arts and culture sections of journals and newspapers, frustrated with internal job discrimination and believing the book addressed the problem, helped to get initial coverage.

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