The Flipside of Feminism - (Hardcover)
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What if everything you've been told about women in America is wrong? What if what your college professors taught you – along with television, movies, books, magazine articles and even news reports – have all been lies or distortions?
Since the 1960s, American feminists have set themselves up as the arbiters of all things female. Their policies have dominated the social and political landscape. The "spin sisters" in the media (aptly named by Myrna Blyth in her book of the same name) and their cohorts in academia are committed feminists. Consequently, everything Americans know – or think they know – about marriage, kids, sex, education, politics, gender roles and work/family balance, has been filtered through a left-wing lens.
But what if conservative women are in the best position to empower American women?
Forty years have passed since the so-called women's movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female – and the results are in. The latest statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research show that, as women have gained more freedom, more education and more power, they have become less happy.
Enough, say emerging young author Suzanne Venker and veteran warrior Phyllis Schlafly. It's time to liberate America from feminism's dead-end road. Cast off the ideology that preaches faux empowerment and liberation from men and marriage. While modern women enjoy unprecedented freedom and opportunities, Venker and Schlafly argue that this progress is not the result of feminism.
Women's progress has been a natural evolution – due in large part to men's contributions. American men are not a patriarchal bunch, as feminists claim. They have, in fact, aided women's progress. And like women, they have been harmed by the feminist movement.
In "The Flipside of Feminism," Venker and Schlafly provide readers with a new view of women in America – one that runs counter to what Americans have been besieged with for decades. Their book demonstrates that conservative women are, in fact, the most liberated women in America and the folks to whom young people should be turning for advice. Their confident and rational approach to the battle of the sexes is precisely what America needs.
"A gutsy and profound book. Those who crave the truth will inhale 'The Flipside of Feminism,' while those beholden to feminism will resist it. For both, 'Flipside' is a must-read. Schlafly and Venker show how insidious the feminist movement is - and what is its real motive." - Ann Coulter
"'The Flipside of Feminism' exposes the lies at the core of the feminist agenda: there is no difference between men and women, the hook-up culture is liberating, women are oppressed victims in the home and office, and children are fine when left all day in daycare. Those who consider themselves 'socially liberal but fiscally conservative' will re-examine their attitudes after reading this book." - Mark Levin
"My friend Phyllis Schlafly has been a tireless warrior against the feminists' ongoing cultural assaults on this nation and refuses to allow their attacks to proceed under the radar while so many other important issues consume our attention and energy. Phyllis and Suzanne Venker have written a powerful expose on the feminists' war on traditional values and, ultimately, on the true value of women and family. In 'The Flipside of Feminism' they provide a practical guide for reclaiming what should never have been lost." - David Limbaugh
"Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly have written a courageous and illuminating book on the oppression of women by the feminist left. Everyone of sound mind should read and learn from this book." - David Horowitz
About the Authors
Suzanne Venker, aka “No Bull Mom,” is an author, blogger and former middle school teacher. In addition to blogging for Right Pundits, Suzanne was a featured writer at David Horowitz's NewsReal, where she wrote about the left's effect on American society.
Suzanne has appeared on CNN, FOX, C-Span, PAX and EWTN – as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. Her work has appeared in Human Events, National Review, WND and the New York Post.
Suzanne Venker’s first book was "7 Myths of Working Mothers: Why Children and (Most) Careers Just Don’t Mix." "7 Myths" is a Main Selection of Bookspan’s American Compass Book Club and is listed on Jeff Rubin’s Guide to Best Conservative Books. It was also endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and featured in Human Events, American Enterprise, Townhall.com, National Review and Glamour.)
Suzanne graduated from Boston University in 1990 and now lives in St. Louis, Mo., with her husband and two children.
Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her bestselling 1964 book, "A Choice Not an Echo." She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972, when she started her national volunteer organization, Eagle Forum. In a 10-year battle, Mrs. Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies' Home Journal.
Mrs. Schlafly is a lawyer and served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, 1985-1991, appointed by President Reagan. She has testified before more than 50 congressional and state legislative committees on constitutional, national defense and family issues.
•Hardcover: 226 pages
•Publisher: WND Books (March 15, 2011)