- Paperback: 255 pages
- Publisher: Perigee Trade (February 15, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399506713
- ISBN-13: 978-0399506710
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Right Wing Women Paperback – February 15, 1983
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This work is very important in understanding the experience and motivation of women like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Anne Coulter, and other right wing women who attack feminism even while they are the beneficiaries of its work. Unfortunately, I think this book is going to become even more relevant in the coming years, and so I recommend it to all women -- particularly Republican/conservative women -- and encourage its reading with a subjective introspective view.
She appears to dissect a prevailing, therefore nearly "invisible" male ideology imposed by physical force on women and thereafter enforced by most institutions at every turn.
Memes, in the main, work at the Pavlovian level. But where and when questioned, challenged, and critiqued by critical thinkers or those who *suffer* under this (or any) arbitrary "thought regime," the coercive force of institutions and those who benefit from its rules, immediately rise to sanction the "heretic."
Other thinkers in recent times from Lawrence Dennis to Alice Miller to Noam Chomsky address the near-invisible--because culturally widespread (and thus, "normal")--covert coerciveness that emanates from our culture & its institutions and its tragic effects on individuals. In Dworkin's case, women, as a monolithic gender.
I have forwarded a review of this book to my daughter. I hope to God she reads it.
Dworkin's thoughtful book will be with us for decades to come.
She wrote in the “Acknowledgements” section of this 1983 book, “This book owes its existence to Gloria Steinem, whose idea it was to expand an earlier essay, ‘Safety, Shelter, Rules, Form, Love: The Promise of the Ultra-Right’ [Ms., June 1979] into a book.Read more ›
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Perhaps because of her basic feeling of solidarity with all other women---or at least the strong need to _believe_ that that's what she feels---Ms Dworkin here goes much more... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Doktor_Polidori
One would think from this sort of awful offal that men are not a gender but a conspiracy. Is it really necessary to explain why people with wombs might think that these wombs... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by othoniaboys
Anger is a substitute for analysis, and she thinks that anyone who doesn't tow the "party line" is a right wing women. Read morePublished on December 21, 2008
We need more books on this subject...and a study of today's elitist pseudo-liberals/progressives is also needed. Where did all the feminists go?Published on October 12, 2008 by Anatjethierry