Susan Faludi Quote

Although the backlash is not a movement, that doesn't make it any less destructive. In fact, the lack of orchestration, the absence of a single string-puller, only makes it harder to see — and perhaps more effective. A backlash against women's rights succeeds to the degree that it appears not to be political, that it appears not to be a struggle at all. It is most powerful when it goes private, when it lodges in a woman's mind and turns her vision inward, until she imagines the pressure is all in her head, until she begins to enforce the backlash, too — on herself.


Backlash (1992)

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Although the backlash is not a movement, that doesn't make it any less destructive. In fact, the lack of orchestration, the absence of a single...

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Although the backlash is not a movement, that doesn't make it any less destructive. In fact, the lack of orchestration, the absence of a single...

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Although the backlash is not a movement, that doesn't make it any less destructive. In fact, the lack of orchestration, the absence of a single...