Backlash Theory

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of male counterattack against feminism.

Women have made slow and steady, if relatively insubstantial, advances.

But in response to this a semi-consciously articulated campaign, or 'backlash' has developed in the last quarter of the 20th century to discredit women's aspirations and to remove their gains, and to do so by any means from propaganda to violence.

Source:
Susan Faludi, Backlash (London, 1992)

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