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With all the insight and passion she brought to her controversial bestseller The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf proposes a bold, revitalized brand of feminimism--one that ...
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With all the insight and passion she brought to her controversial bestseller The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf proposes a bold, revitalized brand of feminimism--one that exhorts women to move from "victim feminism" to "power feminism." A New York Times Notable Book.
|Pt. 1||The Decline of the Masculine Empire, Anita Hill, and the Genderquake|
|2||The Decline of the Masculine Empire||11|
|3||Genderquake: The Evidence||25|
|4||Diana, Sheba, and Nike: Change in Consciousness - Women Learn to Imagine Triumph||36|
|Pt. 2||What Went Wrong? How So Many Women and Their Movement Parted Ways|
|5||Out of Touch?||57|
|6||Plagues of a Movement: Sixties Hangover, Dyke-Baiting, and Silencing on the Job||66|
|7||Media Omission and Intellectual Polarization: How to Suffocate the Ideas of a Revolution||76|
|8||Oxygen Deprivation: Bad Intellectual Habits||107|
|Pt. 3||Victim Feminism Versus Power Feminism|
|10||Core Mythology of Victim Feminism||143|
|12||How the Traditions Clash Today||161|
|13||Victim Feminism's Recent Impasses||180|
|14||The Turning Point||215|
|Pt. 4||Toward a New Psychology of Female Power|
|15||Are We Ready to Embrace Equality?||235|
|16||The Feminine Fear of Power||261|
|Pt. 5||What Do We Do Now? Power Feminism in Action|
|17||New Psychological Strategies||293|
|18||What We Can Do Now||303|
Posted March 7, 2001
This book is a powerful reminder of how far women have come and how much power as a group we are capable of weilding. Wolf's book has basic but extraordinarily effective concepts to use the power we have. Unfortunatley, this important book is rarely discussed in many forums, and often overlooked though it should've been the spark to start serious economic activism. A powerful and inspiring book. Everyone should read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 28, 2008
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