Drawing on popular media and social scientific studies, Susan Faludi identifies a persistent message that feminist-inspired women who pursued careers and sexual independence were ultimately depressed and unfulfilled because they had forfeited marriage and motherhood. Does this rhetorical backlash remind you of earlier texts that we read, such as Marynia Farnham and Ferdinand Lundberg’s Modern Woman: The Lost Sex? How is the backlash that Faludi describes similar to and/or different from the misogynistic texts we read from the post-World War II period?
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