Search Results for: Linda R. Hirshman

Sep
01
1994

The 'Stolen Feminism' Hoax

Anti-Feminist Attack Based on Error-Filled Anecdotes

Extra! September/October 1994

In her book Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women, Christina Hoff Sommers sounds the alarm. "American feminism is currently dominated by a group of women who seek to persuade the public that American women are not the free creatures we think we are," she writes. Such feminists have "alienated and silenced women and men alike." Where once there were Reds under the bed, now there is the Fem Menace by every blackboard: "These consciousness-raisers are driving out the scholars on many campuses." Unlike the "well adjusted" women of the 19th Century "first wave" of feminism, "gender feminists" (as […]