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Women’s equality is one of the great achievements of Western civilization. Yet most American women today do not consider themselves "feminists." Why is the term that describes one of the great chapters in the history of freedom in such disrepute?
In "Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History and Why It Matters Today," Christina Hoff Sommers seeks to recover the lost history of American feminism by introducing readers to conservative feminism’s forgotten heroines. More importantly, she demonstrates that a modern version of conservative feminism — in which women are free to employ their equal status to pursue happiness in their own distinctive ways — holds the key to a feminist renaissance. "Freedom Feminism" is a primer in the Values & Capitalism series intended for college students.
About the author:
Christina Hoff Sommers, a former philosophy professor who taught ethics, is probably best known for her critique of late-twentieth-century feminism. She is also known for her extensive writings, among them "Who Stole Feminism?" (Touchstone Books, 1995), "The War Against Boys" (Touchstone Books, 2001), "One Nation Under Therapy" (St. Martin's Press, 2005) and "The Science on Women and Science" (AEI Press, 2009). Her textbook, "Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life," a bestseller in college ethics, is currently in its ninth edition.
Table of contents: "Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History and Why It Matters Today"