Author(s): Susan Faludi
From the creator of In the Darkroom, a feminist vintage and skillful exam of the assault on ladies’s rights.
Today’s political local weather leaves definitely that American ladies are nonetheless being assaulted through the similar antifeminist backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestseller. When it used to be first revealed, Backlash made headlines for puncturing widespread media myths just like the "infertility epidemic" and the "guy scarcity." The statistic-defying, willfully fictitious protection, Faludi identified, contributed to an anti-woman backlash. The 15th anniversary version, with an up to date preface through the creator, brings backlash awareness into the 21st century.
Faludi’s phrases appear particularly prophetic in post-Trump America. That glass ceiling stays unshattered, ladies are nonetheless punished for short of to be triumphant, and reproductive rights are nonetheless placing through a thread. But Backlash is an alarm bell for ladies of each and every era waking us as much as the risks that all of us face.