Some feminists have become more equal than their sisters

August 14, 1994|By Lesley Mackay

American feminism has taken off wildly and is going in a dangerous direction, leaving women behind. At the same time, feminism has entered the cultural mainstream, where it has assumed a potent institutional clout. Feminism has thus paradoxically become both an outlandish, anti-social movement and a force to be reckoned with in the cultural landscape.

2 Ms. Mackay is a writer who lives in Baltimore.

Title: "Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women"

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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