Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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• The book looks at the negative sentiments regarding feminism in the 1980s.

• Among the attackers of the feminist movement are politicians, journalists, clergy, business leaders, physicians, and the legal profession.

• Feminism of the late 1960s and early 1970s is blamed for all the evil in contemporary society a

• Popular culture is used to put women psychologically and physically back in their "proper" place.

• Anti-feminists claim that women have come of age and need no more help advancing

• In contrast, surveys show that women do not feel liberated or equal.

• Women are still seeking equal pay, equal opportunity, an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the right to abortion, maternity leave, and decent childcare.

• Men's opposition causes "resentment and stress."

• The "Big Lie" joins scientific research to "dime-store moralism of yesteryear."

• The movement attempts to break women's political will.

• Some believe the backlash is merely another flare up in...

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