January Book Club

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StewieGriffinsMom Sat 01-Jan-11 21:15:06

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TheBrandyButterflyEffect Sat 01-Jan-11 22:14:36

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StewieGriffinsMom Sat 01-Jan-11 22:42:26

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I'm not getting on with Wifework. I don't know why - I think it's just her style of writing. Should I try again? Other than the fact that I already know I'm a frustrated domestic drudge and will reading a book about it help me not to be?

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 03-Jan-11 12:25:49

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TheFeministParent Mon 03-Jan-11 13:02:42

SGM...I'm off to the library!!

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Mon 03-Jan-11 14:47:36

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StewieGriffinsMom Mon 03-Jan-11 16:08:39

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TheFeministParent Mon 03-Jan-11 18:25:46

We have a great Oxfam book shop near the boys school.

HerBeatitude Mon 03-Jan-11 22:06:53

oh I've got a copy. Will start reading...

nutsandtangerines Thu 06-Jan-11 12:42:52

Hi
So - have I got this right (new here) - we are discussing Backlash at 9 pm on Wednesday 26 Jan?

Brandybutter, please could you link to the book club list you mention? I am desperate to read feminist stuff right now, am galloping through Backlash and wishing I had read it years ago.

sakura Fri 07-Jan-11 08:14:55

I read it about 5 months ago and thought it was brilliant.
My two cents:

I thought it was a book that all feminists could relate to: liberal, radical...

But, she's obviously a liberal, not a radical, and there were quite a few areas that I disagreed with her. I got the feeling that feminism for her was about competing with men, on their terms

She slags off Betty Friedan's book, Second Stage, and went on to say that Friedan was pissed off she couldn't compete with Gloria Steinem, who was more attractive. I was hmm at the thought that Betty Friedan, the woman who re-started the feminist revolution of the fifties, would be bothered about competing with another feminist in the looks department

I've read the first few chapters of The Second Stage, and realise that Betty Friedan was moving away from the rather conservative feminism of The Feminine Mystique and onto a more radical analysis, and Susan Faludi absolutely could not relate to this new stance

I may be way off the mark, though.

Anyway, I loved Backlash and I'm looking forward to reading it again

Oh, didn't realise this was another thread only meant for RL. sad

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Oh, I just feel so out of....... everything! Stuck at home with DS - I need stimulation. Will check out the links.

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sakura Sat 08-Jan-11 05:05:06

I've just read the new 2006 preface, and realise that, either I misunderstood her stance the first time round, or Faludi herself has recanted, and change some of her outlook, Am getting into reading it smile

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 08-Jan-11 17:19:47

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jamaisjedors Sat 08-Jan-11 17:27:16

Did I totally miss the December book chat (the Feminine Mystique)?

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 08-Jan-11 17:28:08

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