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Backlash

The Undeclared War Against American Women

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576 pages

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Backlash
2009, Crown Publishing Group
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
August 15, 2006, Three Rivers Press
Paperback in English - 15 Anv edition
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
July 2003, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Backlash
September 13, 1995, Random House Value Publishing
Hardcover in English
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Backlash
March 18, 1993, Vintage
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Backlash
March 18, 1993, Vintage
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Backlash: the undeclared war against American women
1992, Anchor Books
in English - 1st Anchor Books ed.
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
September 6, 1992, Anchor
in English
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Backlash: Undeclared War Against American Women
June 1992, Publishing Mills
Audio cassette in English
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Backlash: the undeclared war against women
1992, Chatto & Windus
in English
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Backlash
March 30, 1992, Chatto and Windus
Paperback in English - Rev Ed edition
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women
October 1, 1991, Crown
Hardcover in English - 1 edition

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Backlash

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Backlash

The Undeclared War Against American Women

This edition published in by Anchor


First Sentence

"By the end of the '80s, many women had become bitterly familiar with these "statistical" developments: A "man shortage" endangering women's opportunities for marriage"

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