Category Archives: Women's History Month

Susan Faludi, Backlash 22

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi told some really gut-wrenching stories.  She talked about a pregnant woman with a terminal illness, and how a judge ordered for her unborn … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 21

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi talks about how the anti-abortion movement—-along with its sympathizers among individuals, politicians, and judges—-has created an environment in which it is very difficult … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 20

I have two items for my write-up today on Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women: 1.  On page 394, Faludi states the following: “One of the four cases that summer [in 1989], Lorance v. AT&T … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 19

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi talks about the Sears case, in which Sears was being investigated for sex discrimination. The defense for Sears brought on the stand a … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 18

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi was critiquing therapist Robin Norwood.  The name doesn’t ring any bells to me, but the reason that Faludi’s critique intrigued me so much … Continue reading

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Hagar and Single Parents

At church this morning, we celebrated Gifts of Women Sunday.  Last year’s Gifts of Women Sunday was in May (see my write-up here), so I’m not sure why we are celebrating it in March.  But I enjoyed the celebration this … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 17

There were a couple of interesting items in my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. First of all, Faludi talks about how Betty Friedan, a mother of the modern feminist movement, has … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 16

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi responds to anti-feminist intellectual Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s arguments against the Equal Rights Amendment.  Hewlett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 15

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi critiqued four intellectual opponents of feminism: George Gilder, Allan Bloom, and Michael and Margarita Levin. I found Faludi’s discussion of George Gilder to … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 14

For my write-up today on Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, I’ll use at my starting point Faludi’s criticism of George H.W. Bush on page 273: “His one seeming nod in the direction of working … Continue reading

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