The Undeclared War Against American Women

Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307426871

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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From the author of In the Darkroom, a feminist classic and skillful examination of the attack on women’s rights. Today’s political climate leaves no doubt that American women are still being assaulted by the same antifeminist backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestseller. When it was first published, Backlash made headlines for puncturing popular media myths like the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage.” The statistic-defying, willfully fictitious coverage, Faludi pointed out, contributed to an anti-woman backlash. The fifteenth anniversary edition, with an updated preface by the author, brings backlash consciousness into the 21st century. 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.

A Study Guide for Susan Faludi's "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410340805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for Susan Faludi's "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Post-Backlash Feminism

Women and the Media Since Reagan-Bush

Author: Kellie Bean

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786480211

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 7671


This work scrutinizes the prefix-based language of post-backlash feminism and calls for a reclamation of American feminist terminology. Questioning the merits of “Do–Me–feminism,” “Eco–feminism,” and “girlie,” among other isms, the author argues that the proliferation of so-called “prefix feminisms” has weakened the feminist movement by narrowing its focus into shallow interpretations of a broad social and political cause. The author assesses anti-feminist media coverage, particularly following the Reagan administration and the Clinton-Lewinski affair, and concludes that efforts to reclaim a pro-woman politic must begin with reclaiming pro-woman language.

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set

Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender

Author: Judith Worell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0122272455

Category: Psychology

Page: 1256

View: 5678


Covers the psychology of women, the psychology of men, and gender differences while discussing psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior.


Betrayal of the Modern Man

Author: Susan Faludi

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409087964

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 3562


With the publication of Backlash, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi became a world-renowned authority on the gender war, and 'backlash' in the gender sense became a household word. Stiffed picks up where Backlash left off. It seeks to understand male behaviour in order to close the chasm between the sexes, and asks the all important question - why? Why are men so fearful and aggressive in the face of women's independence? Why is a little liberation seen as too much? What is it that men really fear, and why? Where other theorists have looked at The Woman Question, Faludi shows us that we shold really focus on The Man Question; at the end of the millennium, it is men who are in crisis. With her sharp historical sense, meticulous documentation and lively, probling reportage, and wi th a remarkable empathy, she argues that men as well as women are at the mercy of social forces distorting their lives. She takes us on a journey through the modern masculine landscape, with unexpected revelations along the way - from the shuttered shipyards to the mass lay-offs of the defence industries, from Hollywood action heroes to gang-torn street, from militia men to Promise Keepers, praying husband s to male port actors.

Investigating the Continued Relevance of Faludi's Backlash

Author: Lee-Anne Van Antwerpen

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783844382921


Page: 60

View: 1931


In the 1990s, Susan Faludi's Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women (1992) was arguably of signal importance in the thematization of the limits imposed by the media on the negotiation of gender identity. However, the utilization of Faludi's various analyses, in the interest of rendering social critique, has become progressively more problematic during the first decade of the 21st century. This is because her analyses engage neither with the development of media technologies subsequent to the early 1990s, nor with the way in which such technological developments now engage audiences on a greater multiplicity of levels than before, in a manner that consequently stands to inform their subjectivity to a degree hitherto unimagined. (A good example of the latter would, of course, be the proliferation of interactive exchanges on the World Wide Web). As such, in the light of such technological developments, this book draws on the reception theory of Adorno and Horkheimer, as well as Stuart Hall and investigates the continued relevance of Faludi's Backlash (1992) for the negotiation of gender identity in the contemporary era.

Finding Your Inner Warrior

A Guide for the Hesitant Woman in the Wake of MeToo

Author: Nora Fahlberg

Publisher: Elm Hill

ISBN: 1400329302

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 72

View: 1738


In her 1991 bombshell book, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, author and activist Susan Faludi wrote “a backlash against women’s rights” is a “recurring phenomenon” and that it usually occurs whenever women make significant advances in society. In the new millennium, the world has seen more and more women leading countries, winning Nobel Prizes, and attaining positions at all levels of government. Enter the #MeToo movement in the wake of white male bullies’ continued objectification and dehumanization of women after 2016. Finding Your Inner Warrior is the answer to the latest backlash and assault on women. Dr. Nora Fahlberg is not offering the passive, neutralizing advice of our mothers and grandmothers. She offers strategic defense strategies for even the most reticent woman, giving them the power to channel their own Boudicas in the face of the latest onslaught. Finding Your Inner Warrior is a handbook for managing the next drunken frat boy, the wolf at the backyard barbecue or the ogre at the office.

Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Author: Peg A. Lamphier,Rosanne Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696034

Category: Social Science

Page: 1828

View: 1256


This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Theory That Matters

What Practice After Theory

Author: Małgorzata Myk,Kacper Bartczak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443866016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 4275


“Covering an impressive scope of subjects in literary and cultural theory, from Freud, Heidegger and Barthes to Fish, Rorty and Bhabha, Theory That Matters offers a welcome up-to-date assessment of the state of the discipline. Such a recapitulation serves as a point of departure for the examinations of the new practices across the arts and media and of the innovative interpretative tools suggested by these practices. The contributors take their examples from an amazing variety of contexts and thus prove that the very dynamics of theory is a fascinating phenomenon. Succeeding several recent anthologies that have cast doubt on the aims of theory, the present volume launches its defence and, at the same time, demonstrates that this is not to be achieved at the expense of praxis. The book clearly shows that theory owes its currency to its multiple functions, among others, as a procedure of interpretation, a vehicle for philosophical reflection, and a formulation of an ideological stance.” – Marek Paryz, Associate Professor, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw; Editor of the Polish Journal for American Studies