Backlash : The Undeclared War Against Women

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What has made women unhappy in the last decade? Faludi writes 'is not their equality' - which they don't yet have - but the rising pressure to halt, even worse, women's quest for that equality.
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 37mm | 415g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 009922271X
  • 9780099222712
  • 199,146

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction, this controversial, thought-provoking, and timely book is "as groundbreaking as Simone de Beauvoir's The "Second Sex and Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." -- "Newsweek. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Persuasive, fair, entertaining, wonderfully informed, diverting"
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Recommended as essential reading for both sexes * Today * As ground-breaking in its own way as its two important predecessors, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, Faludi's book is just as gripping * Newsweek * The backlash against women is real. This is the book we need to understand it, to struggle through the battle fatigue and to keep going -- Alice Walker Persuasive, fair, entertaining, wonderfully informed, diverting -- Fay Weldon * Daily Mail * Faludi uses her dazzling investigative powers to zap the smug detractors of feminism, the hypocrites, backsliders, and antifeminists. The result is a rich and juicy read, informed by powerful logic and moral clarity -- Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed
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About Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1991, when she worked as a reporter on the Wall Street Journal. Backlash was published to world-wide acclaim in 1992. Harvard educated, she now lives in San Francisco.
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