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No Turning Back

Freedman Snippet view – It gave me a better understanding of the history of women’s rights and of how female representation in politics, literature, and the tufning has evolved over time. Freedman combines a scholar’s meticulous research with a social critic’s keen eye.

It saddens me to see this being reversed by modern feminists infantalizing women again; portraying them as victims and men as their oppressors; and focusing on protecting women, as societies have always done, rather than freeing them. The gift feminism has given us was to prove that women are capable and strong adults who deserve freedom, not protection.

She measures examples throughout history and into our modern age against her own point of view. In Sweden over 80 percent of married women earned wages in the s, compared with just under hald in the s. And just in case I might think she’s just talking metaphorically or hyperbolically, she says it’s nothing more or less, which means, it’s exactly this.


A truly global movement, as vital and dynamic in the developing world as it is in the West, feminism has helped women achieve authority in politics, sports, and business, and has mobilized public concern for once-taboo issues like rape, domestic violence, and breast cancer. I suggest this to women AND men estelpe all walks of life. I enjoyed this book between a 3 and 4although I did find it a little dated.

No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B. Freedman

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. And the dynamic is changing, slowly. You’d expect the most oppressed among them and those with the least to lose–the poor–to be the first to rise up, as was true in every other revolution in the past. Freedman coauthored Intimate Matters: Nov 15, Libby rated it liked it Shelves: Nine times as freeman men are incarcerated than women. In the opening chapters of No Turning Back, Freedman demonstrates how the development of capitalism and political theories of individual rights helped set the stage for the emergence of the feminist movement.

I may return to it later but for now I need to just move on. Another great selling point for me was to hear about all that women have accomplished, and in fact continue to accomplish, despite the estellee setbacks, oppressions, and red tape they have to fight through.

There rurning also a reference to Benazir Bhutto, which was sad; the book was written fiveish years before she was assasinated. As industrialism and democratic politics spread after World War II, feminist politics gained momentum and sophistication throughout the world.


Make no mistake, Estelle Freedman’s book is a college level course in feminist history.

Freedman Limited preview – Trivia About No Turning Back: Light-readers will find this a hard read, but if you’re serious about getting a grasp on the foundations and motivations of a movement, regardless of your politics, this is a solid place to start. Freedman is the author of two award-winning studies: Feb 21, Kate added it Shelves: Yes, our ancestors played the game differently and generally, the men took care of business, leaving their wives at home to play house.

Turhing especially appreciated the early chapters about women’s roles before feminism and the discussion of Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Although the race and gender piece was well done and didn’t look specificially at white, middle class women a key issue with the 2nd waveI think more time could have been spent discussing things like the LGBTQ issues in relation to feminism, and the marginalization of women and LGBTQ people.

A pretty wide-ranging look at the history of feminism. Inthe difference was 20 min. My library Help Advanced Book Search.