By Kristin J. Anderson

Pundits and politicians frequently opine at the irrelevance of feminism and the women's circulation this day. a few commentators describe the kingdom of feminism as "post-feminist," along both questionable claims of Barack Obama's election as signaling a "post-racial" the USA. Modern Misogyny examines modern anti-feminism in a "post-feminist" period. It considers the common proposal that the feminist move has ended, largely as the paintings of feminism has been accomplished. in truth, the argument is going, ladies were such a success achieve equality, it's now men who at present are liable to turning into beside the point and pointless. those sentiments make up smooth anti-feminism. Modern Misogyny argues that equality has no longer been totally accomplished and that anti-feminism is now packaged in a extra palatable, yet stealthy shape. This e-book addresses the character, functionality, and implications of contemporary anti-feminism within the United States.

Modern Misogyny explores the panorama of pop culture and politics, emphasizing particularly contemporary strikes clear of feminist activism to individualism and consumerism the place "self-empowerment" represents women's growth. It additionally explores the retreat to conventional gender roles after September eleven, 2001. It interrogates the belief that feminism is senseless, that girls have completed equality, and hence these girls who do insist on being feminists are looking to get sooner than males. ultimately, it takes a clean examine the confident position that feminism performs in state-of-the-art "post-feminist" period, and the way feminism does and may functionality in women's lives.

Post-feminist discourse encourages younger ladies to think that they have been born right into a unfastened society, so in the event that they event discrimination, it truly is somebody, remoted challenge which could also be their very own fault. Modern Misogyny examines that rendering of feminism as beside the point and because the silencing and marginalizing of feminists. Anderson demands a revived feminism that's vigilant in combatting glossy different types of sexism.

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