Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Child abuse laws are extended to the fetus and "fetal neglect" bills flood legislatures as a result of which strategy?

2. According to Toni Grant, self-assertion for women is abnormal and relinquishing control is naturally feminine. Therefore, when women attempt to control their own destiny they are in fact showing that they are _____________.

3. Sylvia Ann Hewlett worked at which university?

4. What is the message of chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems"?

5. Paul Weyrich is defined by Faludi as all the following EXCEPT:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Faludi writes that Murphy Brown and Roseanne are two characters who are attacked by the backlash. Is this an accurate accusation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the entertainment industry and its executives sway public opinion and how they are in turn swayed by public opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout her book, Faludi presents backlash supporters who bash the feminist movement while enjoying its benefits. She seems to make the issue black or white asserting that if a person does not support the movement entirely, then he/she is a hypocrite for taking actions that could be supported by feminists. Is this an appropriate position for Faludi to take? Why or why not?

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