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Backlash by Susan Faludi
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Dec 31, 2011

it was amazing
Read in January, 1992

I should note that I read the 1992 original version of this book. I'd love to read the updated version. At any rate, I went into this book open minded but by no means sold on her thesis. I came out the other end totally convinced. This is a solid work of well-written, well-researched scholarship that drives home her undeniable theses that career women are not "suffering" for their pursuits and that there is a determined effort to create a public perception of how "dangerous" feminism has been for women and children. I had to put this book down three separate times to read something else and come back to it, because it made me so angry. I got over the anger but remain committed to doing my small part wherever I can to making this world more fair for women and girls. Having a daughter myself only strengthens that commitment. If I ever meet Susan Faludi, I will definitely thank her!
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