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Right Wing Women: The Politics of Domesticated Females Paperback – 1 Jun 1983

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd (1 Jun. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0704339072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0704339071
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An interesting 1970/1980s feminist take on Right Wing women. Though I am not quite sure how 'domesticated' Sarah Palin is? Seems to be of its time nowadays


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A feminist book... but not the fun kind.

A collection of essays with some overlapping material sometimes, but nothing you can't handle. It's extraordinarily good. Impassioned, lyrical, well-written, and most importantly, well-thought-out. This is the work of a powerful intellect expressing important things in a powerful way, and no less relevant now, sadly, than it ever was.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x912579d8) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x9125c1a4) out of 5 stars Continues to be timely 20 Feb. 2011
By H. Chase - Published on Amazon.com
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I think it is interesting that a few reviewers of this book cast the insult "hysterical" and "over emotional" at Dworkin without any sense of irony -- for hundreds of years women's thoughts and philosophical treatments have been dismissed as unserious by labeling them "emotional", as though the Declaration of Independence, the Wealth of Nations, and anything by Thomas Paine were not also written with passion. But this is a work by a woman, and thus it goes...

This work is very important in understanding the experience and motivation of women like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Anne Coulter, and other right wing women who attack feminism even while they are the beneficiaries of its work. Unfortunately, I think this book is going to become even more relevant in the coming years, and so I recommend it to all women -- particularly Republican/conservative women -- and encourage its reading with a subjective introspective view.
55 of 65 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x912537e0) out of 5 stars Ever wonder why some women are so antifeminist? 13 Feb. 2001
By Shawna Mickelson - Published on Amazon.com
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What's in it for them? Here is Andrea Dworkin to tell you in superb detail exactly why right-wing women stand against their sisters. She explains with in-your-face language how the right has managed to be highly successful in opposing women's rights. Dworkin pulls no punches and will never apologize for telling it like it is. This book is incredibly inspiring and significant.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x917b7c6c) out of 5 stars insightful 18 Oct. 2007
By Jennifer F Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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This book shows how many women failed to escape patriarchal discipline, which trapped them in its nets despite their feeling that they were rebelling. It is an indictment on a society in which many women are only educated to high school level, and barely have the theoretical backgrounds which would enable them to escape the nets of patriarchal power over them. Dworkin supplies us with the theoretical background for a deeper understanding of patriarchy -- and for an understanding that has historically been missing.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x912b5348) out of 5 stars Dworkin shines a spotlight on a near-invisible male ideology 7 July 2014
By Socrates2 - Published on Amazon.com
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I have only read the first 23 pages, but I get a strong feel for where Dworkin is going. I cannot wait!
She appears to dissect a prevailing, therefore nearly "invisible" male ideology imposed by physical force on women and thereafter enforced by most institutions at every turn.
Memes, in the main, work at the Pavlovian level. But where and when questioned, challenged, and critiqued by critical thinkers or those who *suffer* under this (or any) arbitrary "thought regime," the coercive force of institutions and those who benefit from its rules, immediately rise to sanction the "heretic."
Other thinkers in recent times from Lawrence Dennis to Alice Miller to Noam Chomsky address the near-invisible--because culturally widespread (and thus, "normal")--covert coerciveness that emanates from our culture & its institutions and its tragic effects on individuals. In Dworkin's case, women, as a monolithic gender.
I have forwarded a review of this book to my daughter. I hope to God she reads it.
Dworkin's thoughtful book will be with us for decades to come.
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x912983a8) out of 5 stars Right on target! 12 Oct. 2008
By Anatjethierry - Published on Amazon.com
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We need more books on this subject...and a study of today's elitist pseudo-liberals/progressives is also needed. Where did all the feminists go?
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