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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Author:Susan Faludi A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Faludi lays out a two-fold thesis in this aggressive work: First, despite the opinions of pop-psychologists and the mainstream media, career-minded women are generally not husband-starved loners on the verge of nervous breakdowns. Secondly, such beliefs are nothing more than anti-fem... more »inist propaganda pumped out by conservative research organizations with clear-cut ulterior motives. This backlash against the women's movement, she writes, "stands the truth boldly on its head and proclaims that the very steps that have elevated women's positions have actually led to their downfall." Meticulously researched, Faludi's contribution to this tumultuous debate is monumental and it earned the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction.
"Ah sweet revenge! Susan Faiudi uses her dazzling investigative powers to zap the smug detractors of feminism, the hypocrites, back-sliders, and antifeminists of all sexes and persuasions. The result is a rich and juicy read, informed by powerful logic and moral clarity."« less