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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Backlash by Susan Faludi

I was born in and unfortunately I’m only vaguely familiar with most of susaj statistics, events, and movies that Faludi discusses in Backlash.

I picked this book because I thought it was interesting.? Faludi also profiles nine men and women, some anti-feminist, and some neutral, but all “the backlash’s emissaries” for their views and positions in the mainstream media: Let us never forget it.

May 07, andrea rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Secondly, a number of un So this very well known book actually got 20 years old before I got around to reading it.

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Faludi crafts her scenes expertly, with anecdotes supporting her claims about the forces working against American women.

While I would love to see a follow up edition with current statistics as those presented her are over 20 years old, I would be surprised if things had changed for the better as one might have hoped. Faludi’s avowed intent in these cameos is to illustrate the less recognized factors, from professional grievances to domestic strain, that may have influenced their approach to feminist concerns No trivia or quizzes yet.

Faludi argues that “the anti-feminist backlash has been set off not by women’s achievement of full equality but by the increased possibility that they might win it. It is a pre-emptive strike that stops women long before they reach bacmlash finishing line. Actually, I would call it brilliant. Faludi presents counter-evidence to several media myths which include: I also learned that the media is not to be trusted and that one should always use their brains before believing anything it spouts.


Backlash is a book that reaffirms history’s cyclical, repetitive nature. Through the s women baacklash political and economical headway that brought them closer to equal representation and pay, but Faludi believes it is a distorted view of feminism that is present in mainstream America today.

Backlash, by Susan Faludi

It was a book that susqn along just as I was figuring out my place in the world – as a woman. 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.

I can’t even will myself to finish the book. Faludi describes in forensic detail the mechanisms of the backlash against women: So this very well known book actually got 20 years old before I got around to reading it.

Susan Faludi is an amazing investigative journalist. I’d love to read the updated version. Feb 17, Kay rated it really liked it.

Eberstadt in “Wake Up, Little Susie. Faludi takes us from the retro-reactionary scriptwriters in Hollywood mostly men!

Have people try to tell us that domestic chores are innate, that we should prefer them to working out of the home Have people say that pink is the colour we should choose Even though, and this kinda shocked me, research in the s by John T Molloy, see pages show that women get more respect and time in a business environment.

Examples vary from such fluffy items as women portrayed in popular TV series to explicit statements made by Backlsh Reagan about women and feminism especially. I got over the anger but remain committed to doing my small part wherever I can to making raludi world more fair for women and girls.


Backlash is a classic of feminism, an alarm bell for women of every generation, reminding us of the dangers that we still face. Her description of Fatal Attraction ought to be made compulsory reading. May 29, Sheree Wood rated it it was amazing Shelves: She also has an eye for anti-abortion activist Randall Terry kicking his feet up after starting the lawn mower for his wife. If sexualized girlhood isn’t about backlash, I don’t know what is. Articles with short description Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Faludi concludes by suggesting that although the s was a decade that “produced one long, painful and unremitting campaign to thwart women’s progress” women pushed back.

In Faludi’s book which was published inshe explains that women are twice as likely to draw no pension, that the average woman’s salary lags as far behind as 20 years ago, that the average female college graduate earn less ussan males with a high school diploma and that the average female high school graduaate earns less than the male backkash school dropout.

She traces the rise of the New Right and their attacks on feminists and the Equal Rights Amendmentand describes how some of the most politically active anti-feminist women of these organizations were actually benefiting from feminist ideas of self-determinationequality and freedom of choice Faludi’s incisive accounts of women’s lives provide a meaningful and accurate basis for legal redress of social inequality”.