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5.0 out of 5 stars Is this happening again in the 21st century?
This book is a must read for anyone interested in the way women are treated in society today. It analyses the 1980s and the backlash against women in fascinating detail and provides a great deal of verifiable facts and figures to support the author's argument. Faludi looks at the gains made by the women's movement in the 1970s and they way they were opposed in the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Long on Anecdotes, Short on Opinion and Analysis
I had SO much looked forward to reading this book. It is well-wrtten, and has loads and loads of supporting anecdotes. But in fact, it has so many that I became bored with it. the author makes good points, but keeps rehashing them over and over, and never gets to making conclusions. I have to say that I tried, but was not able to even finish the book, as after I got...
Published on 17 Nov. 2002 by Imperial Topaz

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4.0 out of 5 stars A more likeable Elizabeth Wurtzel?, 2 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women (Paperback)
I found this book interesting and well written, but maybe a bit over the top. Listening to Ms. Faludi's recent interview on [...], she's an intelligent and likeable person. She's also not afraid to tell you what she thinks...for a good 500 pages. This is an apparently well researched book, but not being a scholar of feminism, I can't place it in its proper historical context. She seems to be trying to get a reaction out of people, however, with a bit of shock value, and I thought a journalist wasn't supposed to do that? It's fun to draw a comparison between Ms. Faludi and Elizabeth Wurtzel, who's the author of Prozac Nation and other controversial books. The two women: are similar in age, are Harvard graduates trained in journalism, are dare I say attractive, do not censor their speech (or at least their writings), seem to enjoy getting a reaction out of people, probably have plenty of detractors (Wurtzel certainly does), are feminists (slightly more overtly in the case of Ms. Faludi), had hugely successful books at a young age. Maybe the two are friends! Author of Adjust Your Brain: A Practical Theory for Maximizing Mental Health.
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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women by Susan Faludi (Paperback - 18 Mar. 1993)
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