Backlash

Backlash Skillfully Probing The Attack On Women S Rights Opting Out, Security Moms, Desperate Housewives, The New Baby Fever The Trend Stories Of 2006 Leave No Doubt That American Women Are Still Being Barraged By The Same Backlash Messages That Susan Faludi Brilliantly Exposed In Her 1991 Bestselling Book Of Revelations Now, The Book That Reignited The Feminist Movement Is Back In A Fifteenth Anniversary Edition, With A New Preface By The Author That Brings Backlash Consciousness Up To Date When It Was First Published, Backlash Made Headlines For Puncturing Such Favorite Media Myths As The Infertility Epidemic And The Man Shortage, Myths That Defied Statistical Realities These Willfully Fictitious Media Campaigns Added Up To An Antifeminist Backlash Whatever Progress Feminism Has Recently Made, Faludi S Words Today Seem Prophetic The Media Still Love Stories About Stay At Home Moms And The Dangers Of Women S Career Ambitions The Glass Ceiling Is Still Low Women Are Still Punished For Wanting To Succeed Basic Reproductive Rights Are Still Hanging By A Thread The Backlash Clearly Exists.With Passion And Precision, Faludi Shows In Her New Preface How The Creators Of Commercial Culture Distort Feminist Concepts To Sell Products While Selling Women Downstream, How The Feminist Ethic Of Economic Independence Is Twisted Into The Consumer Ethic Of Buying Power, And How The Feminist Quest For Self Determination Is Warped Into A Self Centered Quest For Self Improvement Backlash Is A Classic Of Feminism, An Alarm Bell For Women Of Every Generation, Reminding Us Of The Dangers That We Still Face. This book is worth reading not just to remind us that the women s question has not been solved and it is always timely to be reminded of that but also because it shows how we are manipulated by the media in a way that is rare in any book It is an utterly depressing read I read this at about the time that I stopped watching American films I
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 growing up It stands as the most introspective book on feminism since Against Our Will. As others have said, this book should be required reading Though it deals with the 80 s and feminism, the principles behind how to be critical of the press and not believing everything you hear read are absolutely sound and applicable across all stories in all media, evenso today than in the early 90 s as fewer and fewer people are controlling the ethos behind our media.In the lastest bit I m reading about fashion the fashion industry does no market research and for the whole the late 80 As others have said, this book should be required reading Though it deals with the 80 s and feminism, the principles behind how to be critical of the press and not believing everything you hear read are absolutely sound and applicable across all stories in all media, evenso today than in the early 90 s as fewer and fewer people are controlling the ethos behind our media.In the lastest bit I m reading about fashion the fashion industry does no market research and for the whole the late 80 s actually loses billions of dollars of revenue due to trying to force in a trend for ruffled bum skirts rather than suits for the working woman and uncomfortable victorian underwear rather than basic pants and bras Shops actually took suits off the shelves and basic pants so
I m giving it 3 stars to put it in the middle If this was the early mid 90s then it would have had 5 stars It was a book that came along just as I was figuring out my place in the world as a woman It tapped into things I was thinking and I think helped shape some
First Thoughts This book shows how LITTLE things have changed since the 80 s 90 s How much we still have left to do.To put this in perspective, I was born in 1989, and this book was published in 1991 This b
So I just read Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women, by Susan Faludi I had this book on my list because I considered it required reading for anyone who wants to understand the current landscape of women s rights when the book was published in 1991, it was hailed as a feminist mythbuster, a possible catalyst for change 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
You look at this book, my edition was published in 1992 and you kinda ask what relevance there is to this book, I mean it s over 20 years old, yeah, and we ve learned nothing We re revisiting the same old tired shite again and again, being told that feminism is over, that people are tired of hearing about it that we have equality, why are we still fighting Because 20 years later we still Have inequity in wagesHave poor representation in TV and film and if we speak out less than men in debates w You look at this book, my edition was published in 1992 and you kinda ask what relevance there is to this book, I mean it s over 20 years old, yeah, and we ve learned nothing We re revisiting the same old tired shite again and again, being told that feminism is over, that people are tired of hearing about it that we have equality, why are we still fighting Because 20 years later we still Have inequity in wagesHave poor representation in TV and f
Faludi takes us from the retro reactionary scriptwriters in Hollywood mostly men to the misogynistic floors of factories during the 1980s, ten years after the feminist revolution, to show how truly anti women American institutions had become, under the auspices that all of feminism s goals have been achieved 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 As she interviews women like Faith Popcorn and Tony G Faludi takes us from the retro reactionary scriptwriters in Hollywood mostly men to the misogynistic floors of factories during the 1980s, ten years after the feminist revolution, to show how truly anti women American institutions had become, under the auspices that all of feminism s goals have been achieved One of the biggest strengths of this book is Faludi s emphasis not only on the words of the people she interviews but their actio
I should note that I read the 1992 original version of this book I d love to read the updated version At any rate, I went into this book open minded but by no means sold on her thesis I came out the other end totally convinced This is a solid work of well written, well researched scholarship that drives home her undeniabl
Okay I can t really write a review because it seems like everything Faludi talked about is happening again.I need to buy an island.

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  • Paperback
  • 594 pages
  • Backlash
  • Susan Faludi
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 0307345424