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