The Death of Feminism

The Death of Feminism

What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A call-to-arms by the author of Women and Madness and The New Anti-Semitism explains how modern feminists are being forced to compromise their beliefs in capitalism, religion, and patriotism in order to retain feminist power, in a critical analysis that urges women to band together in a pro-individualist form of feminism.

McMillan Palgrave
Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler (author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism) calls for an overhaul of the women's movement

Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler, author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism, calls for an overhaul of the women's movement. In this important book, Phyllis Chesler asks the questions: Within feminism, is there room for free thinkers who oppose the party line? What if a feminist believes in capitalism? God? Patriotism? Chesler is the first to show the crisis in feminism today, which is silencing women and stripping them of power. In order to be a member of the club you must reject capitalism, see religion as a dangerous form of patriarchy, oppose the war, and turn a blind eye to the woman-defeating practices of Islam. The result contradicts the moral and ethical principles feminism was built on. Chesler signals a critical need for women to come together in a pro-individualist form of feminism.


Eloquence
Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler (author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism) calls for an overhaul of the women's movement

Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler, author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism, calls for an overhaul of the women's movement. In this important book, Phyllis Chesler asks the questions: Within feminism, is there room for free thinkers who oppose the party line? What if a feminist believes in capitalism? God? Patriotism? Chesler is the first to show the crisis in feminism today, which is silencing women and stripping them of power. In order to be a member of the club you must reject capitalism, see religion as a dangerous form of patriarchy, oppose the war, and turn a blind eye to the woman-defeating practices of Islam. The result contradicts the moral and ethical principles feminism was built on. Chesler signals a critical need for women to come together in a pro-individualist form of feminism.


Holtzbrinck
Feminist icon and political activist Phyllis Chesler (author of the 2.5-million copy bestseller Women and Madness and the controversial The New Anti-Semitism) calls for an overhaul of the women's movement


Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2005
ISBN: 9781403968982
1403968985
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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Apr 01, 2018

I spent some time utterly flummoxed by the statements in this book. Is there really an academic anti-Zionist attitude? Are the feminist elite really so pro-Muslim they can't see the issues?

I'm way to far outside this sphere of influence to even recognize the arguments.

But I like her take on feminism in general. And her personal story is extremely compelling.

She had one particular part in this book that really appealed to me; ".....the right to be a sex worker rather than the right not to be, freedom from rather than freedom of religion, abortion and adoption rather than biological motherhood, motherhood outside of marriage rather than motherhood within marriage, the work of women of colour and of Third World women as opposed to the work of white, western women, and so on..........Nevertheless, it is now time to include and welcome western traditional, religious and conservative women as part of the vision."

I really liked how she spoke to what the feminist movement has started to include and what they still need to add.

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