Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Broadway Books - But backlash is an alarm bell for women of every generation—waking us up to the dangers that we all face. When it was first published, backlash made headlines for puncturing popular media myths like the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage. The statistic-defying, willfully fictitious coverage, Faludi pointed out, contributed to an anti-woman backlash.

. The fifteenth anniversary edition, with an updated preface by the author, brings backlash consciousness into the 21st century. Faludi’s words seem especially prophetic in post-Trump America. Today’s political climate leaves no doubt that American women are still being assaulted by the same antifeminist backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestseller.

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women - From the author of in the Darkroom, a feminist classic and skillful examination of the attack on women’s rights. That glass ceiling remains unshattered, women are still punished for wanting to succeed, and reproductive rights are still hanging by a thread.





The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary Edition

W. W. Norton & Company - If you’ve never read it, read it now. Arianna huffington, o, groundbreaking, the Oprah MagazineLandmark, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives.

Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

The Feminine Mystique 50th Anniversary Edition - Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire.





Stiffed: The Betrayal Of The American Man

HarperCollins e-books - She goes a long way toward eliminating the black and white, good and evil, male and female polarities that have riven the sexes in the past three decades. Timein 1991, advertising, the workplace, uncovering an “undeclared war” against women’s equality in the media, internationally renowned feminist journalist Susan Faludi ignited a revival of the women’s movement with her revelatory investigative reportage: Backlash was nothing less than a landmark, Hollywood, and government—a war that is still being fought today.

Stiffed may be even more essential than Backlash to understanding the cultural riptides that led to Trumpian America. This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author!"Stiffed is a brilliant, important book. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills unfold with breathtaking confidence and beauty.

Stiffed: The Betrayal Of The American Man - . Read in the light of trumpian politics and the #MeToo movement, Faludi’s analysis speaks acutely to our present crisis, and to a foreboding future. Stiffed delivers a searing portrait of modern-day male America, and traces the provenance of a gender war that continues to rage, unabated. Through deeply researched, and empathetic character studies of distressed industrial workers, evangelical husbands, football fans, suburban and inner-city teenage boys, laid-off aerospace engineers, and Hollywood and porn actors, combat veterans, nuanced, Stiffed goes beyond the easy explanations of male misbehavior—that it’s driven by chromosomes or hormones—to lay bare the powerful social and economic forces that have shattered the postwar compact defining American manhood.





Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Oxford University Press - For this, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating or showing "himpathy" for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, threaten, Manne argues, and silence women. It's also common for women to serve as scapegoats, be burned as witches, and treated as pariahs. Manne examines recent and current events such as the isla vista killings by elliot rodger, then Prime Minister of Australia, and the "misogyny speech" of Julia Gillard, Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke, the case of the convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African-American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, which went viral on YouTube.

The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 US presidential election. Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. L. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones, " and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order.

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny - What is misogyny, exactly? who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist - or increase - even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne.

Not only was the misogyny leveled against hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues it was predictable that many people would be prepared to forgive and forget regarding Donald Trump's history of sexual assault and harassment. Rather, policing, punishing, it's primarily about controlling, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance.





The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America

Metropolitan Books - That humiliation lies concealed under a myth of cowboy bluster and feminine frailty, which is reanimated whenever threat and shame looms. Brilliant and important, the terror Dream shows what 9/11 revealed about us—and offers the opportunity to look at ourselves anew. Why, marriage, " swaggering presidential gunslingers, and maternity? why did we react as if the hijackers had targeted not a commercial and military edifice but the family home and nursery? Why did an attack fueled by hatred of Western emancipation lead us to a regressive fixation on Doris Day womanhood and John Wayne masculinity, Faludi finds, and the "rescue" of a female soldier cast as a "helpless little girl"?The answer, with trembling "security moms, she asks, did our culture respond to an assault against American global dominance with a frenzied summons to restore "traditional" manhood, lies in a historical anomaly unique to the American experience: the nation that in recent memory has been least vulnerable to domestic attack was forged in traumatizing assaults by nonwhite "barbarians" on town and village.

Turning her acute observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life, Faludi unearths a barely acknowledged but bedrock societal drama shot through with baffling contradictions. From the pulitzer prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash—an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day.





In the Darkroom

Metropolitan Books - When the author travels to hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful—and virulent—nationhood. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life.

Faludi’s struggle to come to grips with her father’s metamorphosis takes her across borders—historical, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you “choose, political, religious, ” or is it the very thing you can’t escape? . I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things—obligation, affection, culpability, contrition.

Pulitzer prize finalistone of the new york times book review's 10 best books of the yearwinner of the kirkus prizefrom the pulitzer prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.

In the summer of 2004 i set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. How was this new parent who identified as “a complete woman now” connected to the silent, explosive, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, and ultimately violent father she had known, Alpine mountaineer, the photographer who’d built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father’s many previous incarnations: American dad, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest.

In the Darkroom - When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father—long estranged and living in Hungary—had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals.





Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Abrams Press - But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. Data is fundamental to the modern world. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, money, in time, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate caroline criado perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women†‹, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more.

. Built on hundreds of studies in the us, and written with energy, and around the world, this is a groundbreaking, and sparkling intelligence, wit, the UK, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions.





The Second Sex

Vintage - Unabridged in english for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Simone de beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman, ” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness.

Vital and groundbreaking, beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as when it was first published, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.





Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death

Grand Central Publishing - But a lot of them are harder to identify. Some of these obstacles are obvious-unequal pay, reproductive restrictions, under-representation in government, lack of floor-length mirrors in hotel rooms. They're the white noise of oppression that we've accepted as lady business as usual, and the patriarchy wants to keep it that way.

Erin gibson has a singular goal-to create a utopian future where women are recognized as humans. In feminasty-titled after her nickname on the hit podcast "throwing Shade"-she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard and deconstructs them in a way that's bold, provocative and hilarious.

Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death - From the wickedly funny and feminist creator and host of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, a collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary perfect for fans of Lindy West and Roxane Gay. Whether it's shaming women for having their periods, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, intentional and otherwise, Erin breaks down the organized chaos of old fashioned sexism, that systemically keeps women down.

Since women earned the right to vote a little under one hundred years ago, but more of a slow, our progress hasn't been the Olympic sprint toward gender equality first wave feminists hoped for, elderly mall walk with frequent stops to Cinnabon over the four hundred million hurdles we still face.





Neoreaction a Basilisk: Essays on and Around the Alt-Right

- A philosopher suffers a mental breakdown and retreats to China, where he finds the terrifying abyss at the heart of modern liberalism. Are these omens of the end times, or just nerds getting up to stupid hijinks? Por que no los dos!Neoreaction a Basilisk is a savage journey into the black heart of our present eschaton.

A cult receives disturbing messages from the future, where the artificial intelligence they worship is displeased with them. But at least we can laugh at how completely ridiculous it is to be killed by a bunch of frog-worshiping manchildren. Featuring essays on:* tentacled computer gods at the end of the universe* deranged internet trolls who believe women playing video games will end western civilization* The black mass in which the President of the United States sacrificed his name* Fringe economists who believe it's immoral for the government to prevent an asteroid from hitting the Earth* The cabal of lizard people who run the world* How to become a monster that haunts the future* Why infusing the blood of teenagers for eternal youth is bad and stupid.

Neoreaction a Basilisk: Essays on and Around the Alt-Right - We're all going to die, and probably horribly. A software engineer sets out to design a new political ideology, and ends up concluding that the Stewart Dynasty should be reinstated.





Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Simon & Schuster - Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, stultifying effect, and its disastrous, Traister’s latest is timely and crucial. But long before pantsuit nation, and before the #MeToo movement, before the Women’s March, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic.

The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. In the year 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation.

It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, when harnessed, which, can change history. Her wise and provocative columns helped make sense of a cultural transformation. National magazine award citation, 2018 “The most brilliant voice on feminism in this country. Anne lamott, the new york times bestselling author of all the Single Ladies comes a vital, author of Bird by Bird From Rebecca Traister, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger - Here traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel—as is most certainly occurring today.

With eloquence and fervor, rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. She deconstructs society’s and the media’s condemnation of female emotion notably, rage and the impact of their resulting repercussions.