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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited; 1 edition (10 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1787144763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1787144767
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The joy of reading Joanna Williams's writing is that you quickly realize that she represents a rare combination. She knows her feminist theory inside out, and yet she also sees immediately where contemporary feminism becomes misguided and pernicious." - The Conservative Woman

"A thoughtful critique of modern feminism." --The Quarterly Review

"Women vs Feminism is a superb expose of today's victim feminism. It tells the story of how a once valiant movement for equality and freedom devolved into a male-bashing grievance-fest. This meticulously researched book will drive the gender activists crazy--and delight those who care about truth, rules of evidence, and genuine liberation." - Christina Hoff Sommers, Author of Who Stole Feminism?

"For those of us who've been involved in fighting for women's liberation for years, it has been tragic to watch contemporary feminism become the enemy of freedom. Do not despair. Joanna Williams's wonderful book not only uses erudition, philosophy and polemics to explain how on earth this betrayal has happened but more importantly it is a bravura clarion call urging women to throw off the shackles of hapless victimhood and instead take control of their destiny. I loved every word." --Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas

The author critiques feminism, views it as demonizing men and degrading women by treating them as victims, and raises questions about the direction and purpose of feminism today. She argues that girls are doing better at school than boys, they are entering higher education in greater numbers than men, they are getting degrees in more subjects, and they have better employment prospects, while the gender pay gap has narrowed. She explores the impact of feminism on education; the experiences of women at work and problems with viewing the workplace through gender; the gender pay gap, its politicization, and problems with it; and why women are more likely to choose part-time work. She discusses the difference between women's progress at school and work and the perception of their lives, particularly how the view of women as victims creates a focus on women as oppressed, arguing that this claim has little meaning today. She considers men's and women's private relationships and how feminism moved from celebrating sexual liberation to seeking to regulate sex and relationships by focusing on sexual harassment, pornography, and rape culture, removing women's sexual agency; the consequences of problematizing and policing heterosexuality and masculinity; and the changing nature of campaigns for women's rights from the 19th century through second-wave feminism in the 1970s, subsequent ideas about intersectionality and identity politics, and the consequences of the move toward identity politics for feminism and what it means to be a woman. --Annotation ©2017, Ringgold Inc. Portland, OR, (protoview.com)

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"refreshing and engaging" - Times Literary Supplement

"The joy of reading Joanna Williams's writing is that you quickly realize that she represents a rare combination. She knows her feminist theory inside out, and yet she also sees immediately where contemporary feminism becomes misguided and pernicious." - The Conservative Woman


"A thoughtful critique of modern feminism." - The Quarterly Review

"For those of us who've been involved in fighting for women's liberation for years, it has been tragic to watch contemporary feminism become the enemy of freedom. Do not despair. Joanna Williams's wonderful book not only uses erudition, philosophy and polemics to explain how on earth this betrayal has happened but more importantly it is a bravura clarion call urging women to throw off the shackles of hapless victimhood and instead take control of their destiny. I loved every word." - Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas

"Women vs Feminism is a superb exposé of today's victim feminism. It tells the story of how a once valiant movement for equality and freedom devolved into a male-bashing grievance-fest. This meticulously researched book will drive the gender activists crazy--and delight those who care about truth, rules of evidence, and genuine liberation." - Christina Hoff Sommers, Author of Who Stole Feminism?

The author critiques feminism, views it as demonizing men and degrading women by treating them as victims, and raises questions about the direction and purpose of feminism today. She argues that girls are doing better at school than boys, they are entering higher education in greater numbers than men, they are getting degrees in more subjects, and they have better employment prospects, while the gender pay gap has narrowed. She explores the impact of feminism on education; the experiences of women at work and problems with viewing the workplace through gender; the gender pay gap, its politicization, and problems with it; and why women are more likely to choose part-time work. She discusses the difference between women’s progress at school and work and the perception of their lives, particularly how the view of women as victims creates a focus on women as oppressed, arguing that this claim has little meaning today. She considers men’s and women’s private relationships and how feminism moved from celebrating sexual liberation to seeking to regulate sex and relationships by focusing on sexual harassment, pornography, and rape culture, removing women’s sexual agency; the consequences of problematizing and policing heterosexuality and masculinity; and the changing nature of campaigns for women’s rights from the 19th century through second-wave feminism in the 1970s, subsequent ideas about intersectionality and identity politics, and the consequences of the move toward identity politics for feminism and what it means to be a woman. (Annotation ©2017 (protoview.com))

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