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Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3: Chapter 11 Summary

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Part 3: Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

"The Backlash Brain Trust: From Neocons to Neofems" examines how a variety of "experts", drawn from various backgrounds and political persuasions, claiming to be objective "concerned bystanders" wishing the best for women but carrying "personal baggage" from two decades of conflict between the sexes, both frighten and confuse people about feminism in the 1980s.

George Gilder calls himself "America's Number-One Anti-feminist". In 1970, he is a liberal opposing the invasion of Cambodia before aspiring to be a "famous writer". Editing the liberal Republican Ripon Forum, he attracts the ire of feminists, counterattacks, and markets himself as the country's foremost "male chauvinist". He writes four books on how feminism "ravages" male egos and the family, spinning cautionary tales based on his own experience as a frustrated bachelor over the age of thirty. He is at least honest about the advantages marriage brings to men and...

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