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Author Sommers, Christina Hoff.

Title Who stole feminism? : how women have betrayed women / Christina Hoff Sommers
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1994]


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Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Women Under Siege -- 2. Indignation, Resentment, and Collective Guilt -- 3. Transforming the Academy -- 4. New Epistemologies -- 5. The Feminist Classroom -- 6. A Bureaucracy of One's Own -- 7. The Self-Esteem Study -- 8. The Wellesley Report: A Gender at Risk -- 9. Noble Lies -- 10. Rape Research -- 11. The Backlash Myth -- 12. The Gender Wardens
Summary Moreover, these arguments and the supposed facts on which they are based have had enormous influence beyond the academy, where they have shaken the foundations of our educational, scientific, and legal institutions and have fostered resentment and alienation in our private lives. Despite its current dominance, Sommers maintains, such a breed of feminism is at odds with the real aspirations and values of most American women and undermines the cause of true equality. Who Stole Feminism? is a call to arms that will enrage or inspire, but cannot be ignored
Philosophy professor Christina Sommers has exposed a disturbing development: how a group of zealots, claiming to speak for all women, are promoting a dangerous new agenda that threatens our most cherished ideals and sets women against men in all spheres of life. In case after case, Sommers shows how these extremists have propped up their arguments with highly questionable but well-funded research, presenting inflammatory and often inaccurate information and stifling any semblance of free and open scrutiny. Trumpeted as orthodoxy, the resulting "findings" on everything from rape to domestic abuse to economic bias to the supposed crisis in girls' self-esteem perpetuate a view of women as victims of the "patriarchy."
Analysis Feminism
Feminism - United States - History
Overseas item
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Feminism -- United States -- History.
Feminist theory.
LC no. 94004734
ISBN 0671794248
0684801566 (paperback)
Other Titles How women have betrayed women