The Death of Feminism

The Death of Feminism

What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom

Book - 2005
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Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler (author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism) calls for an overhaul of the women's movement
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
ISBN: 9781403968982
Characteristics: ix, 241 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 01, 2018

I spent some time utterly flummoxed by the statements in this book. Is there really an academic anti-Zionist attitude? Are the feminist elite really so pro-Muslim they can't see the issues?

I'm way to far outside this sphere of influence to even recognize the arguments.

But I like her take on feminism in general. And her personal story is extremely compelling.

She had one particular part in this book that really appealed to me; ".....the right to be a sex worker rather than the right not to be, freedom from rather than freedom of religion, abortion and adoption rather than biological motherhood, motherhood outside of marriage rather than motherhood within marriage, the work of women of colour and of Third World women as opposed to the work of white, western women, and so on..........Nevertheless, it is now time to include and welcome western traditional, religious and conservative women as part of the vision."

I really liked how she spoke to what the feminist movement has started to include and what they still need to add.

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