Author(s): Susan Faludi
From the writer of In the Darkroom, a feminist vintage and skillful exam of the assault on ladies’s rights.
Today’s political local weather leaves without a doubt that American ladies are nonetheless being assaulted through the similar antifeminist backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestseller. When it was once first printed, Backlash made headlines for puncturing well-liked 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 writer, 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 in need of to prevail, and reproductive rights are nonetheless striking through a thread. But Backlash is an alarm bell for girls of each technology waking us as much as the hazards that all of us face.