Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women by Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff-Sommers |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women

Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women

by Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff-Sommers

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sommers presents a controversial viewpoint, accusing feminists of using unsubstantiated information in portraying women as victims. (May)
Library Journal
In this jeremiad, Sommers (philosophy, Clark Univ.) takes out after antimale ``gender feminists'' who willfully, she contends, distort information on women's status to keep their lock on government and foundation money. Their dark agenda includes silencing sensible ``equity feminists,'' who celebrate women's achievements and who seek, in partnership with men, to make the few minor adjustments needed for perfect equity. Her chief disagreement with ``gender feminists'' concerns their belief that gender bias is so ingrained that we are frequently unaware of its influence. Unfortunately, Sommers's scornful tone makes her reporting suspect; she mocks the arguments she opposes rather than engaging and refuting them. She is strongest when she criticizes the methodology of some well-known feminist research, but she undermines her credibility when she fails to apply her own standards to studies that suit her position. This book will have as an audience readers who share her politics. [BOMC alternate.]-Cynthia Harrison, Federal Judicial Ctr., Washington, D.C.

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Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise institute in Washington, D.C. She has a PhD in philosophy from Brandeis University and was formerly a professor of philosophy at Clark University. Sommers has written for numerous publications and is the author of Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women. She is married with two sons and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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