Fire With Fire

Fire With Fire

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by Naomi Wolf
     
 

Most women embrace equality, but reject "feminism." In clear and brilliant prose, the author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth shows how this rift came about, and how to close it. A practical and inspiring road map for personal and political equality in our time.
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Most women embrace equality, but reject "feminism." In clear and brilliant prose, the author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth shows how this rift came about, and how to close it. A practical and inspiring road map for personal and political equality in our time.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Feminist author of the bestselling The Beauty Myth , Wolf has written an empowering, impassioned manifesto that points the way toward a flexible feminism for the 1990s and beyond. Part political analysis, part psychological manual, part activist handbook, the book argues that women should renounce ``victim feminism,'' which casts them as sexually pure, fragile, beleaguered creatures whose problems are all the fault of men. As an alternative, Wolf outlines an anti-dogmatic ``power feminism'' which sees women as no better and no worse than men, celebrates female sexuality and encourages women to claim their individual voices through a variety of tactics. These include ``resource groups'' for sharing contacts and increasing access to information and services; consumer campaigns; and pressure on the media to alter their portrayals of women. Wolf theorizes that little girls, as much as boys, have fantasies of absolute dominion but learn to repress their ``will to power'' at a very early age. Wolf here sketches a psychological road map designed to help women deal with their ambivalence about success, power, equality and money. Author tour. (Nov.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Naomi Wolf presents a powerful look at the changes in the feminist movement and the continuing search for equality. She discusses changes brought about by Anita Hill's testimony against Clarence Thomas; President Clinton's campaign and selection of cabinet members; and the shift in power in the workplace. Wolf reads smoothly and clearly, presenting her arguments and evidence passionately and persuasively. The listener will be charged with new energy to look at life and one's place in society. Just as her earlier book, The Beauty Myth (Morrow, 1991), had a powerful impact on its readers, so Fire with Fire will encourage listeners to consider the new ``feminist'' movement. Suitable for all collections.-- Miriam Kahn, Columbus, Ohio

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ISBN-13:
9780679429265
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/16/1993
Edition description:
Abridged

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