The Great Feminist Denial (Google eBook)

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, Sep 1, 2008 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Feminism has been a bad, bad girl. All around us, feminism is getting the blame for women not having babies. For the stress of working mothers. And for the rise of 'raunch culture'. It seems that the final feminist destination is a sordid, selfish mess. What happened? Why has feminism gone from being a movement that was there to help women, to one that is held responsible for much of what ails them? And what does feminism really stand for? In this refreshing book, Monica Dux and Zora Simic-who do call themselves feminists-examine the popular debates in which feminism stands accused. They show how this Great Feminist Denial is suppressing genuine debate about the problems that women face, and preventing real feminism from providing the solutions that it still has to offer. The Great Feminist Denial puts an ailing feminist past to rest, and proposes a way forward that offers the young women of today a new way of calling themselves feminists.
  

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

This was an interesting and engaging book about the way in which the modern media frame feminism, feminists and their "failure." As someone who teaches 18 year olds who believe feminism is dead or a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

Mostly I enjoyed this but I found the fact that the authors didn't make any suggestions for solutions to be intensely irritating. l know that wasn't actually what they were going for but it still bugged the shit out of me. Read full review

Contents

Are we there yet?
3
The straw feminist within
27
Feminism and the media
43
Feminism stole my babies
73
Women and work
95
Poledancing for beginners
123
We are all feminists now except the feminists
151
Removing the denialcoloured glasses
179
Epilogue
204
Notes
212
Bibliography
226
Acknowledgements
241
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About the author (2008)

Monica Dux is a Melbourne writer, who regularly contributes to the Age. Zora Simic is a lecturer in Australian history at the Australian National University.

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