Susan Faludi | Critical Review by Midge Decter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Susan Faludi.
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Critical Review by Midge Decter

SOURCE: “Guy Talk,” in National Review, October 25, 1999, pp. 58, 61-2.

In the following negative review of Stiffed, Decter derides Faludi's presentation of American men as victims of postwar consumer culture.

Six years ago, as she tells us in her new book, Susan Faludi was moved to explore the question of why “our male brethren so often and so vociferously resist women’s struggles toward independence and a fuller life.” In seeking an answer, she set off on a truly strenuous round of travels, meeting with and interviewing and re-interviewing a wide variety of men. And since only one year before undertaking this mission she had published a much celebrated feminist tract, Backlash, the result of Faludi’s quest promised to be of no small interest, above all to her habitually anti-male...

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