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

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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. Who was the author of the book, Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion?

2. The antiabortion message is championed by which of the following teams?

3. Which of the following women had oversight of the funding from the Women's Educational Equity Act?

4. The co-directors of which of the following organizations declare themselves "the psychological arm of the women's movement"?

5. Faludi claims that Robin Norwood stops making speeches, divorces, and withdraws into a "shell-like existence" after which of the following events?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the history of the term masochism and how it has been used to label women. Explain how the American Psychiatric Association considers adding this term to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1985.

2. 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))?

3. 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.

4. Discuss at least two of the implications of the fetal protection movement.

5. Chronicle the life of Connaught ("Connie") Marshner after she leaves college.

6. In Chapter 11, "The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems," an author states that male academics in an era of "political correctness" are like "shell-shocked" Cambodian refugees. In addition, feminists change departments and courses, and hire only their own. Faludi, however, suggests that the data show a different reality for women in academia. List three to five of her arguments.

7. Recount the backlash's efforts to eliminate the effectiveness of the Women's Educational Equity Act.

8. Summarize the case of Angela Carder.

9. The feminist movement gained support and momentum in 1984 when Representative Geraldine Ferraro was nominated for vice-president on the Democratic ticket. Four years later, however, female candidates running for office are at record lows and they do not win most of the races for which they run. What is the explanation for this vast shift over a four-year period?

10. Highlight Chapter 13's presentation of the prominent battle between NBC, ABC, and the women who choose to stand up to their policies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The movie Fatal Attraction is used in Chapter 5 to highlight how the backlash is served by Hollywood. Analyze five points made by Faludi to support her perspective and discuss why they are valid or invalid.

Essay Topic 2

Identify and explain the major differences between the way Jockey approaches women's intimate apparel in 1982 compared to its competitors Victoria Secret and Maidenform.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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