Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - 276 pagine
What does it mean to be a feminist today? Should women require special legislation to protect them from sexual harassment? Daphne Patai's controversial look at the nation's current epidemic of sexual harassment charges answers these questions and illuminates complex ideological struggles within contemporary feminism. By investigating the ongoing attempts to regulate sexual conduct, Heterophobia argues that women's pursuit of a "comfortable" environment has created a feminist-induced hostility toward men and heterosexuality. Patai identifies the origins and evolution of "the sexual harassment industry," and she presents cases of those men and women whose lives were ruined by false or frivolous charges of harassment. A scathing criticism of political and sexual "correctness," this thought-provoking and powerfully argued book is sure to incite debate among all Americans concerned with the legacy and future of women's rights.
 

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Apowerful critique of big sister purity feminism with an emphasis on the sexual harassment industry. She credits me with inspiring her to write this book. Thank you, Daphne. Leggi recensione completa

Sommario

Saving Womanhood
17
The Sexual Harassment Industry
33
TYPIFYING TALES
63
The Accusers
65
The Fruits of Injustice
79
Galloping Contradictions
105
THE FEMINIST TURN AGAINST MEN
127
Heterophobia
129
The Authority of Experience
163
There Ought to Be a Law
185
A Feminism for the Future?
211
Notes
215
Acknowledgments
253
Index
255
About the Author
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Informazioni sull'autore (1998)

Daphne Patai is in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her writings have been published in many journals and magazines, and she is the author, with Noretta Koertge, of Professing Feminism.

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