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Author Douglas, Susan J. (Susan Jeanne), 1950-

Title Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done / Susan J. Douglas

Publ Info New York : Times Books, 2010
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  HQ1233 .D68 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HQ1233 .D68 2010 c.2  LOST AND PAID
 Salve Main Collection  HQ1233 .D68 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ1233 D68 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ1233 .D68 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Get the girls -- Castration anxiety -- Warrior women in thongs -- The new girliness -- You go, girl -- Sex "R" us -- Reality bites -- Lean and mean -- Red carpet mania -- Women on top ... sort of
Note Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. Here, cultural critic Susan J. Douglas takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Desperate Housewives, Douglas exposes these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes--all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters.--From publisher description
LC subject Women in popular culture -- United States
Mass media and women -- United States
Feminism -- United States
ISBN 9780805083262
080508326X