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By Kristin J. Anderson

Pundits and politicians usually opine at the irrelevance of feminism and the women's circulate at the present time. a few commentators describe the nation of feminism as "post-feminist," along both questionable claims of Barack Obama's election as signaling a "post-racial" the US. Modern Misogyny examines modern anti-feminism in a "post-feminist" period. It considers the common concept that the feminist circulate has ended, largely as the paintings of feminism has been accomplished. in reality, the argument is going, ladies were such a success achieve equality, it truly is now men who at present are vulnerable to turning into inappropriate and pointless. those sentiments make up glossy anti-feminism. Modern Misogyny argues that equality has no longer been absolutely accomplished and that anti-feminism is now packaged in a extra palatable, yet stealthy shape. This ebook addresses the character, functionality, and implications of recent anti-feminism within the United States.

Modern Misogyny explores the panorama of pop culture and politics, emphasizing particularly fresh strikes clear of feminist activism to individualism and consumerism the place "self-empowerment" represents women's development. It additionally explores the retreat to conventional gender roles after September eleven, 2001. It interrogates the belief that feminism makes no sense, that ladies have completed equality, and as a result these girls who do insist on being feminists are looking to get sooner than males. ultimately, it takes a clean examine the confident function that feminism performs in present day "post-feminist" period, and the way feminism does and can functionality in women's lives.

Post-feminist discourse encourages younger ladies to think that they have been born right into a loose society, so in the event that they event discrimination, it really is someone, remoted challenge which could also be their very own fault. Modern Misogyny examines that rendering of feminism as beside the point and because the silencing and marginalizing of feminists. Anderson demands a revived feminism that's vigilant in combatting glossy varieties of sexism.

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