In this provocative new book, France's leading feminist theoristlaunches a broadside against the way in which feminism has evolvedsince the 1990s. After the victories of the previous decades,during which women had made some real advances in social andpolitical life, a new sensibility began to emerge in the 1990swhich led to a reversal in the hierarchy of values. The cult ofvictimhood has become widespread and has affected feminism. Womenare viewed as defenceless and oppressed, social violence and sexualviolence are treated as the same and a finger is pointed at theguilty one: man in all his guises. But by conflating real and falsevictims, feminism runs the risk of misunderstanding the battlesthat need to be waged and of losing all credibility with theyounger generation, which doesn't see things see things this way.Preoccupied by putting men on trial, the feminism of the last fewyears has reactivated old stereotypes and left behind the verybattles that have long been its raison d'etre - this, arguesBadinter, is a dead end.A huge bestseller in France, this book will be essential readingfor anyone interested in the changing relations between the sexesand our ways of thinking about sex and gender today.
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About the Author
E. Badinter, Philosopher and Writer
Translated by J.Borossa
Table of Contents
The Turning Point of the 1990s.
1. The New Discourse on Method.
The logic of amalgamation.
The abuse of power.
The myth of a domesticated sexuality.
The model of female sexuality.
When everyone thinks they are the victim of the other.
When the law of difference reigns.