Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

By Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the assault on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new child fever”—the development tales of 2006 depart without doubt that American ladies are nonetheless being barraged by way of an analogous backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestselling booklet of revelations. Now, the publication that reignited the feminist flow is again in a 15th anniversary variation, with a brand new preface through the writer that brings backlash recognition brand new.

When it was once first released, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favourite media myths because the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage,” myths that confounded statistical realities. those willfully fictitious media campaigns additional as much as an antifeminist backlash. no matter what development feminism has lately made, Faludi’s phrases this day appear prophetic. The media nonetheless love tales approximately stay-at-home mothers and the “dangers” of women’s profession targets; the glass ceiling continues to be low; ladies are nonetheless punished for desirous to be triumphant; uncomplicated reproductive rights are nonetheless putting through a thread. The backlash truly exists.

With ardour and precision, Faludi indicates in her new preface how the creators of business tradition distort feminist ideas to promote items whereas promoting girls downstream, how the feminist ethic of financial independence is twisted into the patron ethic of shopping for strength, and the way the feminist quest for self-determination is warped right into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a vintage of feminism, an alarm bell for girls of each iteration, reminding us of the hazards that we nonetheless face.

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Women And Children First: Feminism, Rhetoric, And Public Policy (Suny Series in Gender Theory)

By Sharon M. Meagher

A critique of public coverage rhetoric from a number of feminist perspectives.

This diversified assortment explores the rhetoric of a variety of public rules that suggest “to placed ladies and youngsters first,” together with place of origin defense, college violence, gun keep an eye on, clinical intervention of intersex babies, and guidelines that goal to tell apart “good” from “bad” moms. utilizing a number of feminist philosophical analyses, the participants discover a common sense of paternalistic therapy of ladies and kids that purports to guard them yet often additionally disempowers them and infrequently harms them. This good judgment is frequent in modern well known coverage discourse and impacts the way in which that folks comprehend and reply to social and political matters. members reconsider simple philosophical assumptions relating subjectivity, distinction, and dualistic common sense for you to learn the rhetoric of up to date public coverage discourse and improve new methods of conversing and performing within the coverage domain.

“This ebook delivers an insightful contribution to third-wave feminist scholarship via highlighting the ways that girls are harmed by way of social regulations proficient via both horn of the difficulty of difference.” — Philosophy in Review

“This choice of twelve essays is a crucial contribution to feminist scholarship and modern cultural and political discourses shaping how we see moms and kids in the context of citizenship.” — Journal of the organization for study on Mothering

“…if language displays and affects the way in which we outline society and our roles in society, then a necessary feminist schedule comprises interpreting the rhetoric of public coverage, mental examine, information experiences, police studies, and memoirs. Disclosing the said and unspoken assumptions that constrain and damage women’s lives is a strong rhetorical project.” — National Women's stories organization Journal

“It is certainly very important, because the editors declare, that social philosophers subscribe to the fray as public intellectuals, partaking in coverage discussions and recommending coverage adjustments. This ebook does a pleasant task conveying that ‘politics matter,’ and feminist ethicists and political philosophers will flip to it to obtain counsel. many people will without doubt use it in our classes as the arguable issues lined will make for nice school room discussion.” — Mechthild Nagel, coeditor of Race, category, and neighborhood Identity

“This quantity bargains a hugely attention-grabbing and provocative examine the complicated, frequently contradictory, dating of ladies and public coverage. The essays, together with a very good advent by means of the editors, exhibit the dilemmas inherent in prior feminist techniques to this subject and recommend new how you can method it. relatively worthy is the book’s dialogue of ‘security’ within the post-9/11 global, as a component that now enters such debates.” — Carole E. Joffe, collage of California at Davis

members contain Norma L. Buydens, Sonya Charles, Patrice DiQuinzio, Ellen okay. Feder, Kirsten Isgro, Tina Managhan, Sharon M. Meagher, Kelly Oliver, Elizabeth F. Randol, Jennifer A. Reich, Sally J. Scholz, and Tricha Shivas.

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The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972-2003

By Judith Plaskow

This primary choice of Judith Plaskow's essays and brief writings lines her scholarly and private trip from her early days as a graduate scholar via her pioneering contributions to either feminist theology and Jewish feminism to her fresh paintings in sexual ethics.

Accessibly prepared into 4 sections, the gathering starts off with numerous of Plaskow's foundational essays on feminist theology, together with one formerly unavailable in English. part II addresses her nuanced figuring out of oppression and comprises her vital paintings on anti-Judaism in Christian feminism. part III incorporates a number of brief and hugely readable items that clarify Plaskow's imperative position within the production of Jewish feminism, together with the fundamental "Beyond Egalitarianism." eventually, part IV offers her writings at the importance of sexual ethics to the bigger venture of remodeling Judaism.

Intelligently edited with the aid of Rabbi Donna Berman, and together with items by no means ahead of released, The Coming of Lilith is integral for spiritual reviews scholars, fanatics of Plaskow's paintings, and people pursuing a Jewish schooling.

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Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man

By Katherine K. Young

To set the level, the authors talk about hugely well known books - Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade - either one of which depend upon a feminist conspiracy conception of background. They then express how a few goddess feminists and their educational supporters have became what Christians recognize because the Fall of guy into the autumn of fellows. at the beginning, based on 3 "documentary" movies, our ancestors lived in an egalitarian paradise lower than the aegis of a benevolent nice goddess. yet males both rebelled or invaded, exchanging the goddess with gods and developing patriarchies that experience oppressed ladies ever in view that. in any case, in spite of the fact that, ladies will repair the goddess and hence paradise in addition. The publication concludes with numerous case experiences of recent goddess faith and its results on mainstream faith. younger and Nathanson convey that we will be able to circulate past not just either gynocentrism and androcentrism but additionally either misandry and misogyny.

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Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

Militarism is being globalized this present day not just in warfare zones reminiscent of Ukraine and Syria, yet in “peaceful” arenas reminiscent of households and soccer stadiums. rules and practices of masculinities and femininities are gasoline for this worldwide militarization. who's presumed to be “weak” and who “tough”? who's the “protector, who the “grateful protected”? Written through one of many world’s best feminist students, this masterful and provocative newly up to date variation tracks how women’s wants to be patriotic but female and men’s fears of being feminized every one were exploited to globalize militarism—and therefore what it is going to take to roll again militarization anyplace. listed below are explorations of ways governments scale down the that means of “national security,” how Nike and Adidas depend upon militaries to maintain ladies employees’ wages low, how principles approximately feminization have been used to humiliate male prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and of why “camo” turned a manner assertion. Cynthia Enloe deals readers a pragmatic gender research instrument package with which to show militarism’s blatant and sophisticated workings. Focusing her lens at the “big photo” of foreign politics and at the not-so-small photo of women’s and men’s complicated daily lives, Enloe demanding situations us to chart militarism in all its types during this up to date edition.

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The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy)

By Sheila Jeffreys

The industrialization of prostitution and the intercourse exchange has created a multibillion-dollar international marketplace, concerning thousands of girls, that makes a considerable contribution to nationwide and international economies.

The commercial Vagina examines how prostitution and different features of the intercourse have moved from being small-scale, clandestine, and socially despised practices to develop into very ecocnomic valid marketplace sectors which are being legalised and decriminalised by means of governments. Sheila Jeffreys demonstrates how prostitution has been globalized via an exam of:

  • the progress of pornography and its new international succeed in
  • the growth in grownup retailers, strip golf equipment and escort firms
  • military prostitution and sexual violence in war                                                                          
  • marriage and the mail order bride
  • the upward thrust in intercourse tourism and trafficking in women.                                      

She argues that via those practices women’s subordination has been outsourced and that states that legalise this are appearing as pimps, permitting male purchasers in nations during which women’s equality threatens male dominance, to shop for entry to the our bodies of ladies from negative nations who're paid for his or her sexual subservience.

This significant and provocative contribution is vital interpreting for all with an curiosity in feminist, gender and significant globalisation matters in addition to scholars and students of foreign political economy.

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Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships

By Suzanne Degges-White

Even though a woman's existence and the realm round them may possibly switch, it's the promise of friendship that continues to be an irreplaceable consistent. From their organic and cultural origins to the numerous manifestations of social connections, this booklet explores the deep bonds cast among girls. by means of sharing tales from women and girls all through their lives, the authors thoughtfully illustrate the jobs that modern social relationships play at varied phases in our lives whereas delivering insights to deeper self-understanding and for locating, setting up, and maintaining relationships at any age.

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