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The War Against Women Paperback – March 2, 1993
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THE NEW YORK TIMES
Bestselling author and feminist scholar Marilyn French has written a shocking and fascinating analysis of the history of women's political, cultural, physical, and economic repression that is as controversial as it is utterly convincing. In this stunning work of resarch, Ms. French creates a devastating portrait of today's male-dominated global society, with its underlying aim of destroying, subjugating, or mutilating women. Here is a devastating indictment of our values and an important step toward an urgent public discussion of human morality.
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She explains in the Introduction to this 1992 book, “The essay that follows is divided into four parts. Part I deals with systematic wars against women, ways women are disadvantaged by overarching international and religious systems which individuals cannot change… Religions are major vehicles for subjugating women… Part II deals with institutional discrimination… institutions try to keep women from economic self-sufficiency, a political voice, and control of their own bodies… Part III offers some examples of woman-hatred in culture, in language and the arts… Part IV discusses assaults on women’s bodies in daily and domestic life.” (Pg. 19-21) Later, she adds, “This book is a survey. IT is not exhaustive. Global statistics on male violence against women… are either not available or not reliable. We have yet to discover the dimension of incest.Read more ›
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This book appeals to the victim. It is full of stories of victimhood, and how terrible men are.
It says that the height of male culture is to rape and attack women. Read more
I was appalled and offended by the hate based demeaning language used to describe men and the over all theme that men are inherently evil oppressors of women. Read morePublished on December 29, 2008 by Bbach
Marilyn French is a "Gender Feminist " not an "Equity Feminist" which in turn has distorted her concept of truth. Read morePublished on March 1, 2005 by James Vincent
While Marilyn French is an excellent woman with a credible background from Harvard, I found her assessment of women, especially in America rather inaccurate and blatantly biased. Read morePublished on February 8, 2004 by Average Jane
Yes, this book does offer some credible information about abusive male practices against women all over the world. But so what? Read morePublished on June 19, 2000