A New Attack on Feminism  

America’s ambivalence about the roles of women today was played out most ironically in the past presidential campaign. The Republican National Convention gave the private, family-centered woman Barbara Bush a very public and political role as a highlighted speaker, while …





Feminism Without Freedom  

Feminism Without Illusions by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. University of North Carolina Press, 1991. 348 pp. $24.95. During the earliest skirmishes between the women’s liberation movement and its New Left progenitors, one of the charges that flew our way, along with “man-hater” …





Feminism and Class Consolidation  

In the late fifties marrying an economic equal was neither necessary nor possible. Most middle-class—or for that matter, blue-collar working class—men could expect to earn enough to support a wife and children. Moreover, most women who intended to marry and …



On Contemporary Feminist Theory  

The 1980s have been named “the decade of the humanities.” In institutions of higher learning all across the country a debate is underway as to what constitutes the “tradition,” the “canon” of literary, artistic, and philosophical works worth transmitting to …
















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