Stating that contemporary feminists have pursued high-profile political causes at the cost of everyday women's problems, a study based on polls and interviews calls for a refocusing of feminist concerns. Tour.
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Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, a professor at Emory University, believes that the ideals espoused by feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug are incongruous with the goals and lifestyles of the average American woman. Using information from interviews with women of all walks of life, Fox-Genovese argues that the message of the feminist aristocracy ignores the realities of single mothers and low-income earners, and invalidates the desire of many women to fulfill themselves as mothers and wives. Consequently, she believes, most women have chosen to ignore feminism altogether, despite the advances and options it has provided.From Publishers Weekly:
Emory professor Fox-Genovese (Feminism Without Illusions) here voices her concern that the feminist movement is failing to address the most pressing needs of contemporary American women. A majority of women today, she asserts, consequently do not see feminism as relevant to their lives. Feminism has two primary shortcomings, as Fox-Genovese sees it: the movement's platform tends to advance the interests of economically privileged women, ignoring the poor; and it seeks to devalue maternal bonds that many women continue to see as central to their identities. The author argues that feminist indifference to the unique concerns of women as mothers has made motherhood an increasingly difficult role for women to assume. But by her own admission, changing economic circumstances and conservative philosophies about "family values" are equally to blame for the tensions women feel about their roles today. Fox-Genovese never examines feminist social agendas in any detail; instead, she mounts her attack on feminism by citing sound bite-length statements issued along the movement's more radical fringes and then dismissing them as absurd. This rambling, loosely focused meditation is often unclear and, as a treatise on the failings of feminism, remains unconvincing.
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