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Despite what you hear, it's not anti-feminist,
This review is from: Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women (Paperback)
This occupies similar territory to Janet Radcliffe Richards ground breaking early eighties tome, "The Sceptical Feminist". However, where Richards adopts the style and tone of a philosophical treatise, Somers is punchier and wittier. There's no argument with gender justice or the demands of the Wolstonecraft classsical feminists, but in turning her attention to the crazy antics of campus femocrats in the 80s/90s she uncovers sloppy research and in some instances downright lies deployed to bolster gender feminism. I loved the anecdote about an organisation called Future Housewives of America breaking into campus women's centres and tidying them up!