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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. George Gilder writes that family is the ______________ so males denied this are apt to________________.
2. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?
3. According to Faludi, abortion is legal in every state:
4. Sylvia Ann Hewlett worked at which university?
5. All of the following are listed for reasons for newspapers cutting available jobs except:
Short Essay Questions
1. Faludi writes that many fundamentalist preachers fear feminism because it threatens their status. Identify and explain the reasons she gives for this fear.
2. When Faludi writes that New Right women are less "trapped in the backlash eddies," what does she mean?
3. Author and radio show host Toni Grant provides advice to help women be happy, overcome the obstacles of feminism, and get married. Highlight how her relationship advice contrasts with her real life relationships.
4. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.
5. Why is it an important fight for the women to challenge the use of the word masochism in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM))?
6. Michael Levin and his wife Margarita Levin are highlighted as examples of a couple who espouse anti-feminist views while benefiting from feminist thoughts and perspectives. In what ways does Faludi believe this is seen in their lives?
7. Identify two of the books listed in this chapter that focus on women getting married. Explain why the focus of these books is not helpful to women.
8. The press touts a shrinking pay gap and decreasing discrimination for women in white-collar positions. According to Faludi, however, this is not the case. Explain the evidence Faludi presents to refute the presses claims.
9. Highlight Chapter 13's presentation of the prominent battle between NBC, ABC, and the women who choose to stand up to their policies?
10. Summarize the Sears, Roebuck, and Co. battle with the EEOC?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze chapter11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems" in which Faludi claims that authors both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s. In your analysis highlight the work of four of these authors.
Essay Topic 2
In Part 2 of the book, "The Backlash in Popular Culture," Faludi provides an account of how the backlash uses trends within Ivy League graduates. Summarize this account in one to two paragraphs? Discuss the implications of using trends from female graduates from Ivy League universities versus other types of institutions.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 12 of the book, Faludi appears to suggest that popular psychology focuses its efforts on convincing women that they must marry. Why is this one of the goals of the backlash? Why is it an effective attack-point against the feminist movement? Why is it a good strategy to use psychology to make this attack?
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